[tlhIngan Hol] -lI': intentional or not?

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Sun Feb 26 03:32:44 PST 2017

I had some more thoughts about this and what I said, and found the 
answer to my own question:

TKD gives the example {chollI'} "it (the torpedo) is getting closer"

"when it is known that the missile has been aimed at that target."

This does confirm that the thing does not itself have the intention to 
do what it does, a torpedoe does not "think" or "intend" to do what it 
does. The speaker does also not "intend" what is happening. He is 
neutral as describing what is going on: {chollI' peng} is to me the same 
as {pumlI' nagh}.

At least I found the explanation to what was my first reaction:

Am 26.02.2017 um 10:45 schrieb Lieven:
> My first reaction to your question is NO. When I send data, of course I
> know that it will be finished soon, but it is not my personal
> "intention" to have it finished. So far the short answer.

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

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