[tlhIngan Hol] Past events {-pu'} and {-DI'}

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 04:51:19 PST 2016

thanks ! DaH jIyaj !

ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'

On 16 Nov 2016 2:46 pm, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 11/16/2016 5:34 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> If I want to write "yesterday as soon as we ate" then I would probably
> say {wa'Hu' maSoppu'DI'}
> If I want to write "four days ago as soon as I saw you" then I would
> probably write {loS Hu' qaleghpu'DI'}
> If I want to write "four months ago as soon as I hit you" then I would
> probably say {loS wen qaqIppu'DI'}
> If the above sentences are correct, then this means that when we talk
> about a past event which is described by the {-DI'}, then always the
> {-pu'} is appropriate.
> Or, to express the same question differently "is there a way for a
> past event, which is described by the {-DI'} not to be completed, thus
> not being able to take the {-pu'} ?"
> Your examples are all about doing something *when* an event is
> *completed.** maSoppu'DI'* means *as soon as we finished eating,* but not *as
> soon as we are engaged in eating* (*maSopDI'*). *qaleghpu'DI'* means *as
> soon as I finished seeing you,* that is, as soon as our meeting is over.
> If you mean *as soon as I see you,* once our meeting has begun, use
> *qaleghDI'.* *qaqIppu'DI'* means *as soon as I have hit you (and the
> action is over).* One could imagine the hitting having started, and then
> you'll call the police as it continues: *qaqIpDI'.*
> Notice that none of these has anything to do with the time stamp. As
> always, Klingon aspect has nothing to do with the tense of a sentence.
> There is no such rule about expressing "as soon as a past event."
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