[tlhIngan Hol] What is a sentence?
sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Jun 10 17:41:00 PDT 2017
On 6/10/2017 7:51 PM, SuStel wrote:
> Compound sentences are described thus in TKD: "Two sentences may be
> joined together to form a longer compound sentence. Both sentences
> must be able to stand alone as properly formed sentences." Now see
> this from KGT: *juDev 'ej Dujvam ra'wI' DagheS 'e' vItlhob*/I ask you
> to lead us as commander of this ship./ In order for this canonical
> utterance to be legal according to TKD, *juDev* and *Dujvam ra'wI'
> DagheS 'e' vItlhob* must both be "properly formed sentences."
I'm going to take this one back. The formation is apparently *[juDev 'ej
Dujvam ra'wI' DagheS] 'e' vItlhob,* which makes a compound sentence the
first sentence of the SAO.
In compensation, I'll point out an example of using a purpose clause on
an SAO: *bIQapqu'meH tar DaSop 'e' DatIvnIS*/to really succeed, you must
enjoy eating poison./ This is *bIQapqu'meH [tar DaSop 'e' DatIvnIS],*
not *[**bIQapqu'meH tar DaSop] 'e' DatIvnIS/./*
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