[tlhIngan Hol] Verbs of measure

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 25 06:21:50 PDT 2019

On 3/25/2019 9:15 AM, Daniel Dadap wrote:
> On Mar 25, 2019, at 07:48, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name>> wrote:
>> On 3/25/2019 5:02 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>>> SuStel:
>>> > However, you never established the antecedent in the first
>>> > place
>>> What is an antecedent ?
>> In this context, an antecedent is a word which that appears before 
>> /(ante) /a pronoun, to which the pronouns refers. /I see the captain. 
>> He seems fine./ In that sentence, /the //captain/ is the antecedent 
>> of the pronoun /he./
> Is it established that Klingon pronouns can’t be used without an 
> antecedent?

No, but I didn't say he can't say his sentence because Klingon pronouns 
can't be used without an antecedent. Indeed, I didn't say he can't say 
that sentence. He was pushing the boundary of what was acceptable, 
because he claimed his proposed pronoun *'oH* was referring to an 
antecedent *ngoDvam* that wasn't present in the sentence, but what he 
was doing was functionally equivalent to using *'e'* as a subject, which 
definitely /isn't/ allowed.

If you have to say it this way, just state *ngoDvam* outright and you'll 
have a much stronger sentence.


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