[tlhIngan Hol] Rovers and -Qo'

David Holt kenjutsuka at live.com
Wed Feb 14 21:12:24 PST 2018


I'm not really sure what a {-be'} or a {-qu'} would mean following {-Qo'} or one of the type 9 suffixes, but if you feel that doing so can improve a communication you are trying to do, try it out and see if others can understand what you are trying to say.


Jeremy


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Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] Rovers and -Qo'


Hello tlhIngan Hol jatlhwI'pu :)


I was wondering something about rovers:


can -Qo’ be followed by -be’ and/or -qu’? (Not -Ha’ obviously)


  1.  Rovers [...] do not have a fixed position in relation to the other suffixes following a verb but, instead, can come just about anywhere except following a type 9 suffix. Their position is determined by the meaning intended (TKD 4.3)

  2.  Unlike -be’ the position of -Qo’ does not change: it occurs last, unless followed by a type 9 suffix. (TKD 4.3.)


Does the 2nd statement intend to exclude just the type 1 to 8 suffixes from following -Qo’, or does it also ban other rovers (-be’ and -qu’) from coming after --Qo’?


Because it could be interesting, if it is allowed, to express various degrees of refusal through it:


leghQo’ : he refuses to see him


(?) leghQo’qu' : he *absolutely* refuses to see him


(?) leghQo’be’ : he does not refuse to see him


(?) leghQo’be’qu’ : he really does not refuse to see him (perhaps it means he is eager to see him, and for this meaning we could use leghqangqu’)


(?) leghQo’qu’be’ : he does not refuse categorically to see him


Has this already been discussed somewhere else?


What do you think?


ghItlhjaj



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