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

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 10:01:43 PDT 2019

On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 12:03 PM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> I think trying to put perfective on the purpose clause here is to attempt
> time travel, where my current action causes an already-completed action. If
> you can say *vIghro' vIje'meH Huch vI'anmoHpu'** to buy the cat I
> sacrificed money,* and you apparently can, then what exactly does adding
> perfective to the purpose clause do? Maybe *vIje'ta'meH* means *so that I
> close the deal?*

That's how I'd interpret it. If there had been a lot of haggling, or my
credit card kept getting declined, and so I just decided to slam down some
cash to get it over with, I think {vIje'ta'meH} would fit perfectly.
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