[tlhIngan Hol] Expressing "must"

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Nov 16 10:24:54 PST 2016

On 11/16/2016 1:15 PM, David Holt wrote:
> Let's draw up a scenario where Kirk and his crew are captured and 
> forced to fight others.  Perhaps for the amusement of their captors or 
> perhaps for the right to be freed, or whatever.  Kirk is put into the 
> arena with three opponents and argues that he should be allowed to 
> have some of his crew members help him fight, but the captors refuse. 
>  Here there is clear agency.  The captors are the one's setting the 
> requirement to fight alone.  Is it being suggested that we cannot 
> apply {nIteb SuvnIS DevwI'} to this situation?

Yes. Kirk doesn't /need/ to fight alone; he is /ordered/ to fight alone. 
*nIteb Suv DevwI' net poQ/ra'/qap/raD/qaSmoH.*


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