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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Sep 24 07:43:10 PDT 2019

On 9/24/2019 10:39 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> jiH:
>> {Qun 'oHbe'bogh vIghro''e' wIghajnISbe'}
> SuStel:
>> 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.
> ok, I think I understand this. But let me ask you.
> How would you translate, the {Qun 'oHbe'bogh vIghro''e' wIghajnISbe'} ?
> Would you translate it: "as for the cat which isn't a god, we don't
> need to have it" ?
> Or would you translate it as "we don't need to have a cat which isn't a god" ?

/We don't need to have a cat which isn't a god./ The disambiguation role 
overrides the focus role. I believe this must be the case, or else you 
couldn't have disambiguation without focus.


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