[tlhIngan Hol] time words and deixis

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Nov 29 12:13:34 PST 2017

On 11/29/2017 3:08 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel
> > What is the fourth year which preceded his
> > life?
> hmm.. I see what you mean. What would you think of the following then ?
> {qaStaHvIS yInDaj bI'reS nungbogh DIS loSDIch'e', tagh noH}
> while the fourth year which preceded the beginning of his life was 
> happening, the war started

You're using "fourth year," but to me "fourth year" is counting years as 
they occur, not counting them backwards.

Anyway, the very fact that you have to resort to locutions like this 
shows has ill-equipped the language is at this sort of thing.


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