[tlhIngan Hol] Placement of the adverb

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Oct 11 06:41:54 PDT 2017

On 10/11/2017 9:26 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> So, if I understand correctly, the grammatically correct sentence is 
> {paq vIlaDtaHvIS, pIj jIHagh}. Right ?
> Because I was wondering which of these two sentences was right, and 
> which was wrong. Although as I understand, placing the {pIj} right 
> before the {paq vIlaDtaHvIS}, isn't actually wrong, but rather 
> something which would occur more often while speaking as opposed to 
> writing.
> If I understand correctly your reply, in order to be grammatically 
> correct, the adverb has to be placed right before the verb to which it 
> refers (in our examples the {jIHagh}).
> Are these conclusions correct ?

Formally, a dependent clause should not split an adverbial from its 
sentence, so far as we can tell.

If you did it anyway I don't think anyone would care.

And adverbials are said to come at the front of a sentence, not in front 
of a verb's object, so who knows? Maybe *paq vIlaDtaHvIS jIHagh* is the 
sentence, and you can put an adverbial in front of THAT.

Focus on that, rather than on what's "right" and "wrong." It's not down 
to right and wrong.


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