[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: jatlh

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 15 10:15:01 PDT 2019


On 8/15/2019 1:09 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> The existence of {ja’chuq} in the dictionary implies that the direct 
> object is a person. There is no *{jatlhchuq}*.

No, it implies that the /object/ is a person. Klingon has both direct 
and indirect objects, and sometimes either can be placed in the object 
position. *ja'chuq* and *yIja''egh* imply that the person being told 
something can be the object, but it doesn't tell you whether that's a 
direct or indirect object.

A word is not a direct or indirect object by virtue of its position or 
inflection; it's inflected or positioned according to whether it's a 
direct or indirect object (and the verbs they're attached to).

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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