[tlhIngan Hol] {neH} and {-bogh}ed nouns

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Mar 4 10:17:35 PST 2020


On 3/4/2020 12:34 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> I give up !
>
> The more I read, the more confused I become..

*qama''e' qIppu'bogh ghaH*

When you want to use *neH,* you have to attach it to the end of either a 
noun or a verb. You can use a noun phrase or pronoun instead of a noun. 
You can't stick the *neH* anywhere you like; it must go immediately 
after either a noun (or noun phrase or pronoun) or a verb.

So what are the nouns (or noun phrases or pronouns) or verbs in this 
example?

*qama''e'*/noun
/*qIppu'bogh*/verb
/*ghaH*/pronoun
/*qama''e' qIppu'bogh ghaH*/noun phrase/

You can put a *neH* immediately after any of these, and it will apply 
specifically to it. Applied to a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun, it means 
only that noun, noun phrase, or pronoun. Applied to a verb it means 
merely that verb.

*qama''e' neH* /only the prisoner
/*qIppu'bogh neH*/merely hit
/*ghaH neH*/only him/her
/*qama''e' qIppu'bogh ghaH neH*/only the prisoner whom he/she hit/
//

IN THE EXAMPLE WE'RE WORKING WITH, the following is NOT a noun (or noun 
phrase or pronoun) or verb: *qama''e' qIppu'bogh.* In some other example 
this would be a perfectly good noun phrase, but in this example it is 
only a fragment of the actual noun phrase *qama''e' qIppu'bogh ghaH.* So 
you can't put *neH* after *qama''e' qIppu'bogh* with the intention of it 
applying to that entire fragment.
//

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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