[tlhIngan Hol] A thought on the irrealis construction

Anthony Appleyard a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 3 22:46:56 PDT 2016

Some language textbooks call this sort of sentence an "unreal condition". We need Okrand/Maltz to reveal a one-syllable or two-syllable particle which means "this is not true, but assume for the moment that it is true" or similar, that could be put in if-clauses and when-ckauses and suchlike, and/or into a clause that governs such a clause.
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>From : mihkoun at gmail.com
Date : 03/11/2016 - 14:34 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject : [tlhIngan Hol] A thought on the irrealis construction
I remember having discussed here, that klingon doesn't possess the grammar to say "if klingon possessed an irrealis suffix, then I wouldn't be writing this post".
So far so good..
I've been trying to find a way to overcome this problem, and I thought of the following approach:
Lets say, I want to write "if I possessed foresight, I would have known my dog is stupid". If I write:
{'op ben leSSov vIghajbe', 'ach ngugh vIghajchugh..}....
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