[tlhIngan Hol] Can we have the {-be'} twice ?

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Wed Nov 16 06:01:27 PST 2016

Am 16.11.2016 um 14:10 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> so, we can add a sh@!@load (as americans say) of rovers on a single word ?

My interpretation is that we can.

TKD even shows us two examples of using {-be'} and {-qu'} on one verb:
{nuQawqu'be'} "they have not finished us off"

{pIHoHvIpbe'qu'} "we are NOT afraid to kill you"

So at least that is clear we can use multiple rovers on one verb. It 
does not answer the question of using the same rover multiple times, but 
one can narrow it in:

{-Ha'} always comes right after the verb, so double use makes no sense 

{-Qo'} always comes at the end, so same as {-Ha'}.

{-be'} and {-qu'} are true "rovers".

{-qu'} emphasizes what preceds it, even the suffix {-be'}
{-be'} negates what precedes it, even the suffix {-qu'}

Altough I have no canon examples, I'm sure that it's okay to negate 
multiple concepts of a verb.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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