[tlhIngan Hol] Order of {vaj} relative to the {chay'}

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 08:13:52 PDT 2019


I'll write how I'm understanding this, and correct me if I'm wrong.


I know that the cat has drunk the milk, however the bird insists that it still sees it.


I want to say to the bird: "I know that the cat has drunk the milk, so how do you see it ?".


So I write:


{nIm Soppu' vIghro' 'e' vISov, chay' vaj nImvam Dalegh ?}


At this sentence, the {chay' vaj} "seems" strange, since the english goes "how in that case..", while one would expect to listen "in that case how..".


But I think, that writing {chay' vaj..} *is* the correct choice, and that the only "problem" is that the direct english translation sounds strange.


Am I right ?


~ khhkkh
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