[tlhIngan Hol] Referring to the entire preceding passage

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 18 06:38:56 PDT 2017

> I find myself preferring *chay' bISov?*

With regards to the options of {chay' DaSov ?} and {chay' 'e' DaSov ?).

If you were asked "how would you characterize them ?", then would you say
"they are wrong", "they are unacceptable", "they don't make sense", or "we
don't know whether we can use them" ?


On Aug 18, 2017 4:26 PM, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

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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