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

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 08:15:37 PDT 2017

Let me ask you something else..

Suppose I write {vIghro'lIj'e' vIparHa'} for "as for your cat, I like it".

Is it correct to say that the object of {vIparHa'} is the {vIghro'lIj'e'} ?


On 11 Aug 2017 6:02 pm, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> 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
> front.
> 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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