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

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed May 8 08:32:17 PDT 2019


I don’t think this is tangential. I think it’s essential and clarifying.

Thank you for providing it.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.




> On May 8, 2019, at 10:59 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 
> 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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