[tlhIngan Hol] Vanitas Vanitatum et Omnia Vanitas

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 04:06:28 PDT 2016

On 10 October 2016 at 12:11, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> De'vID:
>> {'op ret} without a unit of time is like saying "some
>> ago" in English.
> Couldn't {'op ret} mean "some time ago" too ? Why limit it only to "some ago" ?
> Don't misunderstand me; I'm not trying to argue. I'm just trying to understand !


<<For other units of time (seconds,
minutes, hours, weeks), two more
general words are used:

time period ago

time period from now

(One might say that these are associated with the word {poH} <period
of time>.) These words follow the more specific time units.>>

The word {ret} has to be preceded by a unit of time (excluding days,
months, or years, which usually use another word). {'op} is not a unit
of time. This is what ghunchu'wI' was trying to get you to understand.


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