[tlhIngan Hol] [English] Using "pong" as a verb to say "my name is..." ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Oct 3 04:58:55 PDT 2016

On 10/3/2016 4:40 AM, Lieven wrote:
> Am 02.10.2016 um 23:33 schrieb SuStel:
>>> What is wrong with it? {vIponglu'} does specify a first person object.
>> You're right; I was forgetting it had *-lu'* on it.
> Hm... wait a second. First I was going to object, saying that vI- has 
> a third person object. But I looked closer and remembered that {-lu'} 
> reverses that. So it IS true that the /word/ has a first person 
> object, but the prefix itself does NOT.

No, the prefixes mean something different when used with *-lu'. vI-* 
means first-person singular object; *wI-* means first-person plural 
object; *Da-* means second-person singular object; *bo-* means 
second-person plural object. With *-lu',* these prefixes don't indicate 
any sort of subject.


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