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

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 06:23:03 PST 2018


I'm afraid it confused me even more.

Anyway, if the canon way of expressing the intended meaning is {tu'lu'be'},
then I'm ok with it. But is it canon indeed ?

~ nI'ghma

On Jan 12, 2018 4:10 PM, "Lieven L. Litaer" <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> 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 :-)
>
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