[tlhIngan Hol] adverbs referring to time stamps

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Dec 9 12:25:56 PST 2021

For what it’s worth, I would never interpret this to mean “intentionally-on-Monday”. The time stamp informs you of when the action of the verb occurs, or is an anchor against which the time of the verb is measured (with the perfective, etc.), and the adverbial also acts on the verb. I don’t see how you could casually short-circuit this to imply that the intentionality has to do with Monday. You can’t “intentionally Monday”. You can intentionally choose Monday, or intentionally do something to a Monday, but you can’t intentionally Monday.

They intentionally do it. They do it on a Monday. These things are always linked through the verb, but if you want to make a big deal out of Monday and intentionality, you need to work harder than this to make it explicit.


> On Dec 9, 2021, at 8:32 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've never asked about this, and although it seems as a rediculously silly question, I'd like to make certain anyway.
> {DaSjaj chIch QummeH laHmaj lunIS romuluSngan}
> This sentence has the meaning of "on monday the romulans intentionally scramble our communications" (i.e. their goal is to disrupt our communications, and this happens to take place on monday).
> But can it mean too "intentionally on monday the romulans scramble our communications"? Meaning that for whatever reason, they chose the day to be monday when they do the scrambling.
> I know that it's a pretty elementary thing to ask, and I deserve to hear a big < quSDaq bIba' > but I'd like to be sure about this.
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