[tlhIngan Hol] When did you buy the phone which you now use ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Aug 11 08:01:44 PDT 2017

On 8/11/2017 10:28 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > *DaH ghogh HablI''e' Dalo'bogh: ghorgh Daje'? *
> *
> *
> Isn't the object of {Dalo'bogh} the {ghogh HablI''e'} ?

Not in that sentence. *ghorgh* is not an adverbial, so I can't invoke 
the rule in TKD Addendum 6.7 allowing objects with *-'e'* to move to the 

As I said, I was playing a little loose with the positioning rules. We 
don't ACTUALLY know whether *ghorgh* has any rules regarding its 
placement, so I took the liberty of putting the topic noun phrase before 
the *ghorgh.* If that's not allowed, then my sentence won't work. It 
might be the case that *ghorgh* follows the rules about putting time 
expressions before everything else.

> And if it isn't the object (case in which it isn't necessary for it to 
> be placed right before the {Dalo'bogh}),
> instead of {*DaH ghogh HablI''e' Dalo'bogh: ghorgh Daje'?} *could we 
> write {ghogh HablI''e' DaH Dalo'bogh: ghorgh Daje' ?} ?

If my sentence is valid, then so is this one.


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