[tlhIngan Hol] Noun marked with {-'e'} at the beginning of the sentence

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon May 13 07:43:04 PDT 2019


On Mon, May 13, 2019, 05:39 mayqel qunen'oS, <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> We know, that we can place a noun marked with {-'e'} at the beginning
> of the sentence, the meaning then goes "as for (noun).." and the
> sentence continues.
>
> The classic example is:
>
> {qIbDaq SuvwI''e' SoH Dun law' Hoch Dun puS}
> you would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy
>
> So, now, lets forget all of the above..
>
> I want to write "the ancient cat is an alien".
>
> The usual choice would be to write, {nov 'oH vIghro' tIQ'e'}, which
> actually translates to "as for the ancient cat, it's an alien".
>
> But based on example of "you would be the greatest warrior in the
> galaxy", seemingly/apparently, I can write too:
>
> {vIghro' tIQ'e', nov 'oH}
> as for the ancient cat, it's an alien
>
> As we see, whether I write {nov 'oH vIghro' tIQ'e'} or {vIghro'
> tIQ'e', nov 'oH}, the english meaning is exactly the same.
>

They're not the same, though. If there are multiple ancient cats, the
latter can mean "as for ancient cats, it is an alien".

So, if we were asked what's the actual difference between the two, we
> should say:
>
> Both are equally correct, and the only difference between them, is (as
> 'oqranD once had clarified), that the {vIghro' tIQ'e', nov 'oH} is
> more "shakespearean".
>

Cite your source.

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De'vID
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