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

André Müller esperantist at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 07:11:14 PDT 2016

Thanks, that answers it.

2016-10-06 16:07 GMT+02:00 SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name>:

> 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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