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

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Tue Feb 28 23:43:31 PST 2017

Am 01.03.2017 um 00:40 schrieb DloraH:
> When I first read [ HIvchu'mo' Heghta' ], the first (and I guess only)
> thought that went through my mind was "He (intentionally) died because
> he did a suicide attack."  It made sense to me, so I didn't think any
> further on it.

Thanks for confirming what I said. I didn't mean to argue that {Heghta'} 
is ungrammatical, it just made no sense to me that somebody died 
intentionally (except for commiting suicide).

In the above example, it is defined that {Suvchu'} means "fight til 
death" but I think it's not implied that one /intentionally/ dies in 
such a battle. It's not clear from KGT.

(I'm not any army person; I guess there are some soldiers here who will 
confirm that fighting til death might be a possible situation, but do 
you do that intentionally? Would the friends of a dead soldier say "He 
did it; he's dead now"?)

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

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