[tlhIngan Hol] -meH nouns

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Wed Aug 30 08:24:02 PDT 2017

Which nouns make sense in a {[verb]meH [noun]} phrase?

In a discussion in Facebook, someone asked to translate "Tell me why you 
did that" and I suggested {DamaghmeH meqlIj yIDel} "describe your reason 
for betraying him".

Somebody corrected me that the noun in such a phrase should be some kind 
of tool, as in {pe'meH taj} and {ja'chuqmeH rojHom}.

Is there any evidence for or against any of this?

I feel that {maghmeH meq} sounds reasonable (no pun intended) but others 
Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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