[tlhIngan Hol] -meH with -pu'/-ta'

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Mar 13 08:34:36 PDT 2019

On 3/13/2019 11:21 AM, nIqolay Q wrote:
> As for the original question, using {-meH} with {-pu'} or {-ta'} seems 
> like it would mean something like "in order to complete doing something".
> {paq vIlaDta'meH juHwIjDaq jIratlh.} "I stayed home to complete/finish 
> reading the book." I wanted to make "reading the book" a completed 
> action, so I stayed home. Something like that. It might not translate 
> easily into English but the usage makes sense.

Seems reasonable to me.

*paq vIlaDmeH juHwIjDaq jIratlh
*/I stay home to read the book/

*paq vIlaDta'meH juHwIjDaq jIratlh
*/I stay home to finish reading the book/

Though note that, lacking perfective on *jIratlh,* my remaining is not a 
completed action.


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