[tlhIngan Hol] Question marks next to nouns

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Thu Aug 31 07:27:16 PDT 2017

Am 31.08.2017 um 15:42 schrieb SuStel:
> If I had to put English words to Klaa's expression and tone in that 
> moment (I just rewatched it several times), I'd make them "/Enterprise,/ 
> eh?" or "/Enterprise,/ huh?"


> Duj 'oH* in a ruminating tone. I'm forced to conclude that he was using 
> the verb suffix *-'a'* without a verb, meaning something like /is that so?/

I sometimes this as a way to explain beginners the idea of -'a':

You're hungry.

You're hungry, huh?

It's surely not linguistically perfect, but helps many to remember why 
to use an extra syllable for yes/no-questions.

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

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