[tlhIngan Hol] expressing ten minutes before dawn
sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Dec 21 05:49:33 PST 2017
On 12/21/2017 5:26 AM, Felix Malmenbeck wrote:
> I'm afraid that doesn't make much sense to me; I read it assomething like "Before dawn happened at ten minutes, I saw a cat."
> Personally, I'm a fan of expressions such as «jajlo' wa'maH tup ret» ("the ten minutes ago f dawn"), but I believe such constructs are quite controversial with the community, with many arguing that ret/pIq, Hu'/leS, ben/nem and the like should always be measured with respect to (the speaker's) present.
> You could say «qaStaHvIS jajlo' nungbogh tup wa'maHDIch» ("during the 10th minute that precedes dawn"), but that's rather cumbersome.
qaSchoHDI' jajlo' nungbogh wa'maH tup
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