[tlhIngan Hol] When we "listen to music" what do we use ? {'Ij} or {Qoy} ? Or both ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 10 07:28:16 PDT 2017

On 8/10/2017 10:17 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> If we want to say that someone "is listening music", then what do we
> use ? {'Ij} or {Qoy} ? Or both ?

I don't think we know this one either, but Okrand makes a distinction 
between the verbs in TKW:

    The verb *Qoy* means "hear," not just "listen." One must actually
    perceive and understand that which is being said.

This doesn't tell whether one does *Qoy* or *'Ij* to music, but it 
implies that one can *'Ij* without actually*Qoy*-ing anything. *'Ij* 
seems to be the active attempt to detect sound; *Qoy* is the passive 
fact that sound has been detected.


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