[tlhIngan Hol] And if I saw maltz today..

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 8 06:34:52 PDT 2019


On 5/8/2019 3:16 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 08.05.2019 um 09:05 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
>> jIH:
>>> ghaHvaD, wa' HIvje' qa'vIn vIje', 'ej ghIq ghaHvaD jIjatlh, qatlho'..
>> De'vID:
>>> I think you mean {vInob} or {vIDIl} and not {vIje'}, which sounds 
>>> like you fed it to him.
>>
>> I used {je'} because one of its meanings is "buy, purchase". Do I
>> understand {je'} wrongly ?
> hahahaha! This is a very good example of context.
>
> De'vID's suggestions are fine to avoid ambiguity, but grammatically it's
> okay, and depending on context it should be clear that you buy it for
> him, not that you feed him.
>
> Standing alone, it can really mean both. 

Is there really all that much difference between buying him a cup of 
coffee and feeding him a cup of coffee? The very source of the ambiguity 
also makes the ambiguity not matter all that much.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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