[tlhIngan Hol] Reversing the order of {-vo'}

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 07:38:34 PDT 2017

On 10 August 2017 at 15:58, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> De'vID:
>> {tera'Daq DIvI' ra'ghom qachDaq vaS'a'vo' chegh}
> jIH:
>> the {vaS'a'} is located at the location of the subject of {chegh},
>> and from there the subject does the returning.
> De'vID:
>> But where is the {vaS'a'} relative to the Federation command centre on
>> Earth? Consider the following:
>> {[vaS'a']vo' [tera'Daq DIvI' ra'ghom qach]Daq chegh}
>> {[tera'Daq DIvI' ra'ghom qachDaq vaS'a']vo' chegh}
> I am afraid you lost me..
> If I hadn't seen the last sentences you posted, (the ones which bear
> the [] marks), I would have to reply saying, that at both of your
> original sentences (the ones without the []), the {vaS'a'} is
> somewhere else in relation to the federation command centre on earth.
> I can't specify any other location for the {vaS'a'}, except that it is
> the location of the subject of {chegh}, the location from where the
> "returning" commences.
> Reading the sentences which contain the [] signs, I couldn't
> understand anything more. In fact I got confused, because at both of
> the sentences we have included in the [] signs, noun-noun
> constructions where the noun(s) preceding the final noun bear type-5
> suffixes.

How would you write "he returns from the great hall at the Federation
command centre on Earth"?


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