[tlhIngan Hol] Using -ta' during -taHvIS

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 09:25:16 PST 2019

On Tue, 26 Feb 2019 at 15:47, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> I get the feeling, from Okrand's translations as well as the text in TKD,
> that the second sentence of a sentence-as-object is supposed to be a fairly
> lightweight thing, not meant to carry the bulk of the meaning: "[*'e'*
> and *net*] are used primarily, though not exclusively, with verbs of
> thinking or observation (such as *know, see*)." When we go far afield
> from that, we strain the ability of the language to deliver the intended
> meaning.

I also get the feeling that {'e'} is overused (though {net} is perhaps
underused). Often, when I see a sentence on this mailing list written with
{'e'}, I think that Okrand would've written it as two grammatically
unconnected sentences.

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