[tlhIngan Hol] {-moH} and two things instead of three

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 07:19:54 PDT 2018


> mabom'eghmoH maH We cause each other to

> sing.

Did you mean to write {mabomchuqmoH maH} ? I understand the {mabom'eghmoH maH} as "we caused ourselves to sing".


> But in your example you have the same entity

> as the causer and the done upon, which is not

> one of the times you use a reflexive suffix. So

> your instincts are correct.

So, this means that if we have a transitive verb on which we place the {-moH}, then:

a. this verb can't have the causer as subject and the done upon as object

b. we can't use the {-'egh}/{-chuq} on this verb in a sentence, such as the "the vulcans caused the federation to accept them"

So, we can't express the intended meaning in the way {*yadda*vaD X *verb*moH X}, and we need to recast.

Right ?

~ nI'ghma

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