[tlhIngan Hol] Does rIntaH require a sentient being ?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 22:26:28 PST 2019

On Fri, 8 Mar 2019 at 22:20, <kechpaja at kechpaja.com> wrote:

> While that is what the text would imply, without explicit confirmation
> or contradiction from actual examples, I find myself wanting to default
> to the {vIje' jIH rIntaH} version, the main reason for this being the
> fact that {rIntaH} is marked as having a third person subject. My
> intuition is to treat this construction as essentially a shortening of
> {SENTENCE rIntaH 'e'}.

Is that {'e'} supposed to be the *subject* of {rIntaH}? {'e'} can't do that.

The construction is really an emphatic version of {vIje'ta' jIH}. The
{rIntaH} is effectively replacing {-ta'} here.

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