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

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Thu Aug 17 08:19:13 PDT 2017

Am 17.08.2017 um 17:11 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> Is there a possibility that person C, in his effort to recreate what 
> person A would say, is actually showing endearment too toward person B ? 
> Perhaps even if he doesn't want to ?

When I read SuStel's example, I see small children discussing with each 
other, and I can't read person C with an ironic tone:
{You can tell your "daddy" that I don't care.}

> But what if we didn't have a "negative" example ? What if instead of the 
> {choHIvchugh} we had {choQaHchugh} ? Couldn't it here be possible of an 
> endearment being expressed from C, toward the "daddy" of A ?

That would only make sense if they really like the person, like two sons 
talking about their common father.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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