[tlhIngan Hol] -moH without an object

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jan 11 07:13:12 PST 2019


On 1/11/2019 10:02 AM, De'vID wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 at 15:53, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de 
> <mailto:levinius at gmx.de>> wrote:
>
>     Am 11.01.2019 um 15:30 schrieb Steven Boozer:
>     > Other examples:
>     >
>     > *SeymoH QeH*
>     > Anger excites. TKW
>
>     This one also quickly came to my mind, but in both cases, the zero
>     prefix includes an object: "excite" is transitive (at least in
>     english)
>     so anger does indeed scite something or somebody.
>
>
> It may be transitive, but that doesn't mean it can't be used without 
> an object. The verb "eat" is transitive, but you can certainly say "he 
> eats" without saying what he eats. I think there's no object here: 
> anger excites generally, not anyone in particular.

Right. And Klingon grammar marks general or indefinite objects 
explicitly with no-object prefixes on verbs, so given that we know by 
the translation that there is no elided object, this sentence satisfies 
Jeremy's request. It is a verb with *-moH* that has a no-object prefix 
(null, and we know it's a no-object null and not a third-person-object 
null).

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SuStel
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