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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 10 16:20:52 PDT 2017

On 8/10/2017 7:13 PM, DloraH wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-08-10 at 12:25 -0400, SuStel wrote:
>> On 8/10/2017 11:52 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> ...
>> *
>> *
>>> What I'm trying to understand (and the more this thread continues, the
>>> "trying" becomes "struggling"), is why -as De'vID wrote- "the pattern
>>> is {X-vo' Y-Daq chegh} and not {Y-Daq X-vo' chegh}".
>> I don't know anything about there being a REASON it can only work that
>> way. What I know is what Voragh has already pointed out: we have many
>> canonical examples of*X-vo' Y-Daq OVS*  and none of *Y-Daq X-vo' OVS.*
>> The answer to your question is "that's just the way it is."
> For me, a leading -Daq would be the location where the whole [-vo' -Daq
> chegh] is taking place.
> HoD - [nuqDaq beq?  yuQ ghoSta''a'?]
> yaS - [jISovchu'be'.  yuQ ghoSlaw']
> yuQ ghoS HoD.  beq nej.
> Meanwhile... DujDaq puchpa'vo' vutpa'Daq chegh beq.

I don't think you'd even need to appeal to three syntactic nouns to do 
that: *DujDaq puchpa'vo' chegh*/on the ship, he returns from the 
bathroom./ There's probably some scoping rules baked into our 
language-using brains that does this. No way to tell if Klingons do the 


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