[tlhIngan Hol] Referring to the entire preceding passage

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Aug 18 06:25:45 PDT 2017

On 8/18/2017 8:56 AM, Lieven wrote:
> Am 18.08.2017 um 14:43 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> As soon as he finishes his speech/passage, another person wants to 
>> ask him "how do you know it (this fact) ?
>> Would it be correct for him to say {chay' DaSov ?} And by the use of 
>> the prefix {Da-} the {Sov} having as an elided object the entire 
>> preceding speech/passage ?
> Good question. I have three answers to this, with grades of correctness.
> a) I would accept {chay' DaSov} with no objection, but I have no 
> evidence this is correct.
> b) Taken the book, there is a way to refer to a previous sentence, 
> maybe {chay' 'e' DaSov}, but this maybe wrong.
> c) To be on a very clean grammatical track, I would suggest to say 
> what you even used in your question:
>   {chay' ngoDvetlh DaSov?}
>   "How do you know that fact?" 

I find myself preferring *chay' bISov?*


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