[tlhIngan Hol] -lu' and -'egh with {-meH}ed nouns

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Nov 11 06:30:59 PST 2020

On 11/11/2020 9:16 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> 1:
> QongmeH Duj
> sleeper ship
> (ship for the purpose of sleeping)
> maj..
> 'a jIqonchugh {Qonglu'meH Duj}, vaj chay' pIm ? "ship in order that
> someone unspecified sleeps" 'e' yajnISlu''a' ? But isn't the {QongmeH
> Duj} unspecified too ?

The question is, why do some purpose clauses appear to be infinitive? 
The answer is that we don't know. Some have speculated that there is a 
tendency (not a rule) that purpose clauses attached to nouns are 
infinitive and those attached to verbs are finite.

> 2:
> "device in order that someone examines himself" jIjatlh vIneH. nuq
> vIqonnIS ? {nuD'eghmeH jan} {nuD'eghlu'meH jan} ghap ?

Same question, same answer.


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