[tlhIngan Hol] time words and deixis

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Nov 29 12:31:26 PST 2017

On 11/29/2017 3:21 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > You're using "fourth year," but to me "fourth year" is counting
> > years as they occur, not counting them backwards.
> I see your point. Unfortunately, I can't think of an alternate way of 
> saying it.
> Unless we wrote:
> {tagh noH, 'ej ghIq -qaSDI' loS DIS- bogh}
> the war begun, and then -as soon as four years had happened- he was born
> What is your opinion on this approach ?

I like it better, though I wouldn't fiddle with interruptions like that. 
*taghpu' noH; qaSpu' loS DIS; boghpu' ghaH*/The war began; four years 
occurred; he was born./ You can then refer to that time as *ngugh.*


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