[tlhIngan Hol] neH and nouns joined by je

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Nov 11 06:41:27 PST 2019


/I see only a cat and the chancellor/
*vIghro' Qang je neH vIlegh*
*vIghro neH Qang neH je vIlegh*

On 11/11/2019 9:06 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>
> lieven:
>
> > I think the second is a bit contradictory,
>
> > from a logical point of view.
>
>
> Yes, you're right. I noticed that too, while writing the initial message.
>
>
> But other than that, does this matter come down to just personal 
> preference ?
>
No, I think Lieven has it right. The second sentence not only makes no 
sense, it doesn't say what you want it to say. It's not a matter of 
preference. You want to say that you see a cat, the chancellor, and 
nothing else. You construct the noun phrase *vIghro' Qang je*/cat and 
chancellor,/ then you modify that to say that that's all you saw: 
*vIghro' Qang je neH*/only the cat and the chancellor./

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SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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