[tlhIngan Hol] Can we say {qarbe''a'} ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 8 07:59:26 PDT 2019

On 5/8/2019 9:46 AM, Will Martin wrote:
> Basically, a normal Klingon sentence has a main verb with no Type 9 
> verb suffix.
> The Type 9 suffix {-jaj} is special, and a sentence with a verb with 
> {-jaj} will not have a second verb with no Type 9 suffix. The only 
> main verb will have {-jaj}, and the nouns might be moved around from 
> their usual positions, because, hey, {-jaj} is special.
> The Type 9 suffix {-‘a’} on the main verb turns a statement into a 
> yes/no question. There will be no second verb in this sentence that 
> lacks a Type 9 suffix…

Here's a completely tangential observation.

Type 9 suffixes do one of three things.

1. Turn a verb into a noun. *-wI', -ghach.*

2. Turn a verbal clause into a dependent clause. *-bogh, -chugh, -DI', 
-meH, -mo', -pa', -vIS.*

3. Change the mood of the sentence.
*    -'a'* gives the sentence the interrogative mood.
*    -jaj* gives the sentence the optative mood (thanks QeS).


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