[tlhIngan Hol] If only we could use twice to say..

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 01:55:16 PDT 2019

On Tue, 19 Mar 2019 at 21:07, Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>

> No surprises on the use of* -logh* in MKE: It says *Duj ghajchugh
> vay, cha'logh boq'egh qav'ap motlh; chen qav'ap le'. ghajwI'vaD qav'ap le'
> yIDIl.* "If owned, pay owner twice the rental to which they are otherwise
> entitled."
> (But it is proof that actual numbers aren't required in arithmetic
> expressions; as one might expect, it's possible to insert a word like
> *qav'ap* that has some numeric value that may be unspecified.
> Also, something I hadn't noticed before: evidently *DIl* can be used to
> mean "pay (the amount paid)," and not just the gloss of "pay for,"

How so? {qav'ap} "rent" is a thing that you pay for. You're paying for
rent, not for the amount of the rent (though this happens to be how much
you have to pay).

so you might say *Duj vIje'meH wa' 'uy' DarSeq vIDIlpu'* "I paid one
> million darseks to buy the ship."

I don't think that's right. That says that you paid for one million darseks
(i.e., you bought one million darseks, using something else).

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