[tlhIngan Hol] What exactly does the {'ej} connect ?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 03:29:45 PST 2016

On 15 November 2016 at 12:18, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> De'vID;
>> Note the part that says {lengtaHvIS... 'ej charghtaSvIS}.
> maj. this answers my question, and shows that the {'ej} is indeed able
> to join two "parts of a sentence" (I don't know how else to call
> them).

Subordinate clauses. See TKD 6.2.2.

> and -correct me if I'm wrong-, according to this canon example we
> could write too: {qaleghmeH 'ej qa'uchmeH, jIlengta'} for "in order to
> see you and in order to hold you, I traveled". Also, we could write
> {qaleghDI' 'ej qa'uchDI' jIQuchchoH} for "as soon as I saw you and as
> soon as I held you, I became happy"


> however, this does contradict the "strict description" of {'ej}, that
> "it is used to join sentences". Unless of course, what I've been
> calling "parts of a sentence" are considered to be true sentences..

You're thinking about this the wrong way.

{'ej} *is* joining two sentence: {loghDaq leng} and {qo'mey Sar chargh}.

By applying {-taHvIS} to the verb of a sentence, it becomes a
subordinate clause. And what's the verb of the compound sentence
{loghDaq leng 'ej qo'mey Sar chargh}? It has two verbs: {leng} and

There's no contradiction here. There's an unstated (and I think pretty
intuitive) rule that if a sentence is compound, the verb suffixes
apply to all the relevant verbs.


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