[tlhIngan Hol] time words and deixis

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 11:53:39 PST 2017

{qaStaHvIS yInDaj nungbogh DIS loSDIch'e', tagh noH}
while the fourth year which preceded his life was happening, the war started

~ nI'ghma

On Nov 29, 2017 21:30, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 11/29/2017 1:22 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> I'm not quite sure I understand the subject.
> But if indeed I understand what we are trying to say, then why not use:
> {loS maH ben jIbogh. ngugh..}
> forty years ago I was born. then..
> or
> {loS maH ben jIbogh. qaSpa' wanI'vam..}
> forty years ago I was born. before that event (i.e. my birth) happened..
> The question is, how would you describe an event at a time a known period
> before or after an event whose time was NOT known?
> How would you describe *ten years before he was born* if you don't know
> when he was born, but you do know the event happened ten years before that?
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