[tlhIngan Hol] Does the {'e' qa'} express a preference ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Dec 10 11:57:01 PST 2018


On 12/10/2018 2:34 PM, nIqolay Q wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 1:22 PM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name>> wrote:
>
>     On 12/10/2018 1:14 PM, nIqolay Q wrote:
>>     Or perhaps even
>>
>>     *vIghojmeH tlhIngan Hol qaq law' vulqangan Hol qaq puS.*
>
>     /In order that I learn it, Klingon is preferable to Vulcan./
>
>     Klingon does not have a purpose of being preferable so that you
>     learn it.
>
> We already know that *-meH* clauses can be interpreted as "for the 
> purpose of", especially with stative verbs.
>
> *Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam "*For the purpose of someone dying, today is 
> good," not "Someone dying is the purpose of today being good."
> *
> *
> *tlhutlhmeH HIq ngeb qaq law' bIQ qaq puS* "For the purposes of 
> drinking, fake ale is preferable to water", not "Drinking is the 
> purpose of fake ale being preferable to water."
>
> and thus
>
> *vIghojmeH tlhIngan Hol qaq law' vulqangan Hol qaq puS* "For the 
> purposes of my learning, Klingon is preferable to Vulcan."

muponpu' pojlIj.

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SuStel
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