[tlhIngan Hol] The {-wI'} and the {-lu'}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Aug 26 04:57:01 PDT 2017

On 8/26/2017 6:29 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> Whenever we place the {-wI'} on a verb, we produce the meaning "one 
> who does/is, thing which does/is".
> So, if we write {vumwI'} then we have the meaning of "one who works".
> But if we wrote instead {vumlu'wI'}, then we would 
> seemingly/apparently get the meaning "someone (unspecified) who works".
> So, the conclusion here is that "the {-wI'} used on its own, talks of 
> someone specified, while the use of it in conjunction with {-lu'} 
> talks of someone unspecified" ?

*-wI'* doesn't mean someone specified does something; it turns the verb 
into its own subject. A *vumwI'* is someone who does *vum.* But a verb 
with *-lu'* has no subject, so there is nothing for *-wI'* to turn the 
verb into.


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