[tlhIngan Hol] [Spam] tu'be'lu' vs tu'lu'be

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Jan 12 06:10:12 PST 2018


Please anyone correct me if I'm wrong, but this is how I remember this:

This question has been asked AND answered before at least once, but I 
don't have the answer at hand. But I can answer shortly:

- There IS a difference between the two.
- There are canon examples that show the difference.

Am 12.01.2018 um 15:00 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> I can't understand why some people use {tu'lu'be'} instead of {tu'be'lu'}.

Another possible reason is that {tu'lu'} has grown to an expression on 
its own ("there is") and the {-be'} negates this expression.

{tu'lu'be'}
It is not the situation that somebody discovers.
The situation that somebody discovers is negated.

{tu'be'lu'}
It is the situation of not discovering. The subject is not defined.
It is negated that it discovers, but with indefinites subject.

Does that make sense at all? Just tell me if it's more confusing than 
before :-)

-- 
Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
http://www.klingonisch.de
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