[tlhIngan Hol] Who does {-oy} show endearment to

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 17 07:28:03 PDT 2017

On 8/17/2017 10:13 AM, Lieven wrote:
> Am 17.08.2017 um 16:06 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> Someone says: {vIghro' leghbe' vavoywI'} for "my daddy didn't see the 
>> cat". The one who says this sentence, expresses endearment toward her 
>> father.
> You should, just as me, check KGT again for this topic. As far as I 
> remember, this endearment is only used between the loved ones.
> Compare it to the usage in english of adults, where it seems a bit 
> strange when someone would talk of his "daddy" or "mommy". Children 
> would do that, but I would say that may father visited me yesterday, 
> not my daddy - even if I would call him like that. 

An exception—at least in English—would be if person A used an endearment 
of person B while talking to person C; person C would be justified in 
repeating the endearment, as it is in the context of being what person A 
would say.

A: *choHIvchugh vavoywI' vIja'!*

C: *vavoylI' Daja'chugh qaHIvqa'.*


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