[tlhIngan Hol] laj lajQo' {-vIp} and imperatives

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 06:14:29 PDT 2019

On Sat, Jun 8, 2019, 13:54 Will Martin, <willmartin2 at mac.com> wrote:

> My read of the note is that ALL NEGATIVE IMPERATIVES USE {Qo’}. In
> addition to that, some imperatives might also have one or more {-be’}s. I
> don’t think you can have an imperative that has {-be’} instead of {-Qo’}.

The quoted passage was intended to explain that {HIleghbe'moH} "Cause me to
not see" was not ruled out by what's written in TKD.

In that sense, it's not about "negative imperatives" at all. It's about
{-be'} being allowed to appear in imperatives when the command is a
"positive" one (i.e., an order to do something and not an order not to do

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