[tlhIngan Hol] pronouns and {-chuq}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Oct 25 14:13:12 PDT 2017

I was saying that pronouns are not verbs. They use verb suffixes when they act in “to be” sentences as described in TKD 6.3. A single pronoun cannot form a “to be” sentence all by itself, so you can’t just throw a tlhIHchuq in somewhere and expect it to make any sense.

Stop thinking of pronouns as verbs.


From: David Holt
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3:30 PM
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] pronouns and {-chuq}

jatlh Quvar:

>> For example if I say:
>> {jIHmo' SupvIp vIghro'}
>> because of me the cat is afraid to jump
>> It is wrong ?

>No, because here, it's a noun suffix.

But you could also say, {SuvwI' jIHmo' SupvIp vIghro'} "Because I am a warrior the cat is afraid to jump."  I'm certain that what SuStel meant was that when you are using a pronoun as the verb "to be" it cannot take noun suffixes since it is acting as a verb and not as a noun.  Which is basically what my first response was also getting at.    
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