[tlhIngan Hol] rIntaH and be-verbs

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Jan 30 07:19:46 PST 2020


On 1/30/2020 10:03 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> When we say: {taj vISampu'} we mean "I have located the knife, and the 
> event of my locating the knife is over".
>
> And as soon as the knife has been located, a new reality has begun, 
> the reality of "the knife having been located".
>
> I noticed earlier in the thread, that you wrote: "The addition of choH 
> changes a quality verb into an action verb".
>
> So, suppose we write:
>
> {jIQuchchoHpu'}
>
> The way I understand this sentence, is:
>
> I have become happy, and the event which has been completed, is the 
> "my becoming". But the sentence doesn' t specify whether my happiness 
> is over.
>
> In contrast with the {jIQuchpu'} which means "I've been happy", 
> specifying though that this happiness is over.
>
> Would you agree with this analysis ?

Yes, entirely.

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