[tlhIngan Hol] Vanitas Vanitatum et Omnia Vanitas

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 21:03:47 PDT 2016

On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 11:12 PM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:50 PM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> {'op} just means "some, an unspecified amount". It isn't a time period
> >> like {rep} or {Hogh}. {'op ret} "some ago" is not a complete idea.
> >
> > I think you might be out of the loop a bit. At the latest qep'a', MO
> > explicitly gave examples that {'op ret} and {'op pIq} were used for "at
> some
> > time in the past/future". It's the first image here:
> > http://www.kli.org/activities/qepmey/qepa-chamah-wejdich/new-words/
> I am very much in the loop. I was there at qep'a', and I have a copy
> of the booklet from which those images were produced. I read that part
> as saying that {pa'logh} and {tuch} are the preferred terms, in
> contrast to {'op ret} and {'op pIq}. That is why I called the {'op
> ret} phrase "odd".
> I might be misinterpreting it, and I'm trying to reread it without
> prejudice.

I interpreted that passage as just clarifying that the new terms for
past/future weren't used for time stamps, and that if you wanted a time
stamp referencing the general past/future you would use the {'op ret/pIq}
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