[tlhIngan Hol] qaStaHvIS in a sao

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 1 06:34:44 PST 2017

Why not move the time stamp – in this case a time subordinate clause – to the beginning of the sentence where we usually see it?

  qaStaHvIS DIS 'Iq jaghpu' chaH romuluSnganpu''e' 'e' wIHar
  For too long we believed that the Romulans were enemies.
  We believed the Romulans were enemies far too long.

Though {-‘e’ ‘e’} does look odd, I admit.


From: nI'ghma
If we want to say "while too many years are happening, we believed that the romulans are enemies", then do we write:

{jaghpu' chaH romuluSnganpu''e'; qaStaHvIS DIS 'Iq 'e' wIHar}
{jaghpu' chaH romuluSnganpu''e'; 'e' wIHar qaStaHvIS DIS 'Iq}

Can the {qaStaHvIS DIS 'Iq} in the example above, precede the {'e'} of the sao ?

~ nI'ghma
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