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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Nov 16 06:50:58 PST 2016

On 11/16/2016 9:47 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> the original {jIghelbe'choHlaHbe'}, (which sparked this thread), was 
> written by Qov as a reply to one of my -kahless knows- numerous questions.
> she was trying to show me, how to say something like "I'm not able to 
> stop myself from asking".
> back then, being more of a beginner than I'm now, I didn't notice the 
> two {-be'} on the same word. this happened only today, and the 
> confusion commenced.
> now, since Qov is an expert I don't think she would have written this 
> word, if the two {-be'} weren't actually allowed.

I wouldn't have said it that way. *jIghel 'e' vImevlaHbe'* or *jIghel 
'e' vIbotlaHbe'**.* But maybe Qov had a reason to say it her way.

There's no known rule /against/ reusing a rover in a word, but there's 
no precedent for it and it's /very/ confusing. Best not to do it.


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