[tlhIngan Hol] scope of the {jay'}

Jeffrey Clark jmclark85 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 07:19:05 PDT 2019


AFAIK “damn it” in colloquial English use follows the phrase if modifies.

“We’ve detected a transmission, damn it. So we entered the sector.”

“We detected a transmission, so we entered the sector, damn it.”

With the weight being placed on a different part of the thought based on where the “damn it” is.

Likewise I imagine that jay’ as an “intensifier” would work similarly. 

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> On Sep 13, 2019, at 10:12, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> SuStel:
> > Using jay' is virtually identical to saying 
> > damn it at the end of an English 
> > sentence. If you detect a transmission, 
> > then you've entered the sector, damn it! 
> > To what does the damn it apply?
> 
> Interesting question.
> 
> I'd have to say that the "damn it" applies to the "then you've entered the sector", but I'm not sure I "feel" it correctly, since english isn't my native language.
> 
> - bara'qa'
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