[tlhIngan Hol] the {-lu'wI'} combination

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Jan 16 08:16:25 PST 2020


On 1/16/2020 11:11 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> vIghro' legh vay'
> someone sees the cat
>
> vIghro' leghlu'
> someone unspecified sees the cat
>
> leghwI'
> someone who sees
>
> So, why couldn't the {leghlu'wI'} mean "someone unspecified who sees" ?

*-wI'* turns the verb into a noun that represents the subject of the 
verb. In *leghlu',* there is explicitly no subject, so there is nothing 
to turn into a noun.

Or to put it another way: what's the difference between /someone who 
sees/ and /someone unspecified who sees?/

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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