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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 18 14:44:39 PDT 2019

On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 at 20:37, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 ?

Why wouldn't you just use {vay'}, and then subsequently use {ghaH} to refer
back to that person? The first mention of your hypothetical person might be
indefinite, but subsequent mentions aren't indefinite any more: they are
about the same someone you've already mentioned.

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