[tlhIngan Hol] Placement of the qatlh

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Mon Feb 18 07:41:25 PST 2019

Am 18.02.2019 um 16:28 schrieb SuStel:
> How about this: *jagh DajeymeH nIteb yISuvrup*/In order to defeat the 
> enemy, be ready to fight alone./ Adverbials come at the beginning, 
> barring time expressions. Yet the purpose clause comes first in this 
> sentence. *qatlh* is basically just a question form of an adverbial. Why 
> isn't it *nIteb jagh DajeymeH yISuvrup?*

That's agood point which I like. It confirms the placement of qatlh in 

> But I can also supply a counterargument. *vaj malopmeH tlhIHvaD nob 
> SaSuqpu'* /So to celebrate, I've gotten you all a gift./ (Hallmark 
> commercial) Here, the adverbial *vaj* is placed before the purpose clause.

Here, the vaj works more like a conjunction. Using it after the -meH 
part makes less sense.

 > So I don't think there's an exact answer here.

Not really, but these example help little bit. Stil better than having 
no examples at all.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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