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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 03:10:28 PST 2017

On 27 February 2017 at 12:02, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 27.02.2017 um 11:59 schrieb De'vID:
>> {-ta'} indicates intention behind the action, but it doesn't
>> necessarily indicate intention on the part of the subject of the verb.
>> {pumta' nagh} is fine, if someone pushed the stone intentionally.
> Is this clearly defined, or is it your interpretation?

It's often overlooked that each section in TKD 4.2.X describes just
who or what is affected by each type of suffix. For example, type 2
describes "how much choice the subject has", while type 6 show "how
sure the speaker is". Type 7 explicitly says the suffix is about "the
action" of the verb.

{So'wI' chu'lu'ta'} is in TKD, and has an indefinite subject.


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