[tlhIngan Hol] DIl

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 30 07:00:45 PDT 2017

Object of {DIl}  implied:

  DaH yIDIl 
  Pay now! TKD

N.B. Since the prefix is {yI-} this could also be translated as "Pay for it now!" 

  bIDIlbe'chugh vaj bIHegh 
  Pay or die! TKD

  vergh 'ach DIlnISbe' 
  Free parking. MKE

Object of {DIl} stated:

  Dochvetlh DIlmeH Huch 'ar DaneH 
  How much do you want for that? TKD

  Soj yIDIl! 
  Pay for the food! KGT

  HoSHal ghajchugh vay', mI' naghmey tIronmoH. wa'maHlogh boq'egh
    mI' naghmey;  chen qav'ap.  ghajwI'vaD qav'ap yIDIl. 
  If [energy source is] owned, throw dice and pay owner a total ten
    times amount shown. MKE

  Duj ghajchugh vay', cha'logh boq'egh qav'ap motlh;  chen qav'ap le'.
    ghajwI'vaD qav'ap le' yIDIl. 
  If [ship is] owned, pay owner twice the rental to which they are
    otherwise entitled. MKE


-----Original Message-----
From: Lieven

Am 30.08.2017 um 15:42 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> Can we write {jIDIl} for "I pay"?  Or {DIl 'Iv ?} for "who will pay?" ?


> Or since the translation of {DIl} is given as "pay for", it always 
> needs to have an object ?

No, this addition is added to make clear that it can take an object.
See the example from the tapes: {DaH yIDIl} "Pay now!" and the free parking field on Monopoly, I think it was {DIlnISbe'}.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh

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