[tlhIngan Hol] Saying I'm not there

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sun Oct 8 16:05:05 PDT 2017

On 10/7/2017 12:33 PM, nIqolay Q wrote:
> Out of those two options, I'm inclined more towards *naDev 
> jIHqa'taHDI'*, since using pronoun verbs to mean "to be in a place" 
> usually takes the *-taH* suffix. *jiHqa'DI'* might work better in the 
> sense of something like *HoD jIHqa'DI'* /"when I'm captain again"./

I am of the opinion, informed by no canon whatsoever, that the rule is 
that pronouns of being in a place require an aspect, but not necessarily 
a type 7 suffix. The correct phrase in this case would be *naDev 
jIHqa'DI'*/as soon as I resume being here;/ it makes use of the /resume/ 
aspect of *-qa'.* The point is to describe how your location changes 
over time. Most things described this way are just there, so they use 
*-taH,* but as ghunchu'wI' points out, we have *pa' jIHpu'be'*/I wasn't 
there,/ which describes /having (not) been/ in a place, which is a 
concept of completion.*pa' jIHchoHDI'*/when I got there (when I started 
to be there)/ is also a possibility, and you can probably play with the 
concepts of *-lI'* and *-ta'* as well.


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