[tlhIngan Hol] -be on -egh and -chuq

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Sep 8 18:06:32 PDT 2018

On 9/8/2018 7:51 PM, De'vID wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 00:45 SuStel, <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name>> wrote:
>     On 9/8/2018 3:16 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
>>     Can someone explain, how {maleghbe'egh} is different from
>>     {malegh'eghbe'}, and how {maleghbe'chuq} is different from
>>     {maleghchuqbe'} ?
>     They mean the same thing. /We not-see ourselves /versus /We do not
>     see-ourselves./
> Why not "we see not ourselves"?

You mean we see someone other than ourselves? If *-'eghbe'* means 
anything, I expect it means "not reflexive," not "someone other than 
ourselves." I'm not sure *malegh['eghbe']* means anything other than 
*malegh. *I would always interpret it as *[malegh'egh]be'.*

I also think that Klingon grammarians would scoff at the seriousness 
with which we try to pin meanings and scopes on the rovers.


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