[tlhIngan Hol] when -laH cripples the -lu'

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 18 12:47:35 PDT 2019

On 3/18/2019 3:36 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> charghwI:
> > There might be a better approach to the entire effort.
> I wish there was, but what would that be ?
> Suppose you wanted to write, a long passage with regards to the 
> process of learning a foreign language. Starting from how often one 
> should study, how one should study, the things one should avoid, etc..
> How would you approach it, without using the -lu' ?
> The only choices I can think of, are saying {vay'} and/or {ghojwI'}, 
> and using them interchangeably. But I would avoid the - lu', if not 
> for any other reason, at least in order to avoid hitting the 
> simultaneous -laH/lu' obstacle.
> Would you approach this differently ?

I'd probably use imperatives. If it's a book of instruction, instead of 
saying *naDev wot lo'nISlu'*/one needs to use a verb here,/ just say 
*naDev wot yIlo'*/use a verb here!/

If, on the other hand, you're writing a scholarly paper on how people go 
about learning languages, then I'd pepper my manuscript with 
*ghojwI'*/student/, *jatlhwI'*/speaker/, or whoever it is who is 
learning. *naDev wot lo' jatlhwI'*/the speaker uses a verb here./ Then 
your *-laH* problem doesn't even exist.


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