[tlhIngan Hol] to be sentences with {-bogh} and the {-'e'}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Sep 24 06:26:18 PDT 2019


On 9/24/2019 8:30 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 24.09.2019 um 14:23 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:> {Qun 'oHbe'bogh
> vIghro''e' wIghajnISbe'}
>> we don't need to have a cat which isn't a god
>>
>> What is the role of the {-'e'} on the {vIghro'} ?
>
> It marks the topic, making clear that we do not need a CAT which is not
> a god, instead of saying we don't need the GOD that the cat is not. 

It marks the head noun of the relative clause, which can be thought of 
as the topic of the relative clause. It does not mark the topic of the 
sentence as a whole.

When *-'e'* is used for one purpose, it doesn't seem to mean the others 
simultaneously. So when *-'e'* marks the head noun of a relative clause, 
it probably doesn't also indicate emphasis or focus.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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