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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Oct 6 07:07:21 PDT 2016

On 10/6/2016 10:03 AM, André Müller wrote:
> Hm, why only for first and second person? I don't have my KGT at hand 
> right now, but I think in those situations where a third person object 
> is actually marked on the verb by a prefix, the prefix trick (aka 
> dative shift) should be possible, shouldn't it?
> Cf.:
> Situation: The soldiers will give you (e.g. their prisoner) to the 
> emperor.
> {ghaHvaD SoH nInob.} = They give you to him.
> {SoH lunob.} = They give him you.
> Y'all seem to have excluded this variant. Did Okrand explicitly rule 
> this out or state that the prefix trick only works for 1st and 2nd 
> person? Or was it an assumption?

"When the indirect object (in this case, the hearer) is first or second
person, the pronominal prefix which normally indicates first or second
person object may be used."


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