[tlhIngan Hol] Disturbing irregularities

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 02:20:57 PDT 2016

On 22 June 2016 at 15:17, André Müller <esperantist at gmail.com> wrote:
> Theoretically there could be a situation in which you might want to say {jIH
> ghaH mayqel'e'}, which would be similar to "Michael is me!". E.g. when you
> notice that a person named mayqel is impersonating you, like an actor or
> something (though then {Da} might be a better choice. But I would say that
> this way of saying it is probably pragmatically marked.

Even then, I'd say something like {mayqel jIH'e'} "I, and only I, am
Michael" (see the example using {jIH'e'} in TKD 3.3.5).

For extra emphasis, maybe even: {jIH *jIH* mayqel'e'} for "Michael is
*me*"! :-) I think it's weird to refer to oneself using {ghaH}, but as
you say it's marked.


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