[tlhIngan Hol] jar DamaSqu'bogh yIngu' vs nuq 'oH jar'e' DamaSqu'bogh

DloraH seruq at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 15 08:42:04 PDT 2020

Don't know if this works for Qa'yIn or Lieven, but where I grew up
anyways, this reminds me of how someone asking the teacher "Can I go to
the bathroom?" was not the same as asking for permission, and often one
did not receive the type of answer they were wanting.

- DloraH

On Wed, 2020-07-15 at 11:11 +0300, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> lieven:
> > I think the problem exists in English and other languages too.
> > It's not a question of grammar, but a question of interpretation.
> Actually, when I first read okrand's explanation on this matter, I was
> confused thinking "but if someone asked me {jarlIj qaq nuq?} I'd
> understand it as him asking me to name my favorite month, instead of
> defining it".
> At first, I didn't realize that grammar-wise, what the {jarlIj qaq
> nuq?} sentence actually asks for is indeed the "definition of the
> favorite month" instead of its' name.
> But luckily, after reading this thread things became clearer.
> ~ Qa'yIn
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