[tlhIngan Hol] law' puS with the -taHvIS and type-9 clauses preceding each element

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Feb 9 12:08:35 PST 2021

While I would agree that it is definitely better to laugh while standing than to live while kneeling, you obviously mean {Hegh} instead of {Hagh}. Since your examples fixed the intentional or accidental error in the original grammar (using {-vIS} without preceding it with {-taH-}, both of your suggestions seem fine.

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> On Feb 9, 2021, at 8:16 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's the Ca'Non sentence: {QamvIS Hagh qaq law' torvIS yIn qaq puS}.
> Based on the above could we write something like the following?
> Suvlu'taHvIS batlh potlh law' yInlu'taHvIS tlhuH potlh puS
> honor while fighting is more important than breath while living
> or maybe even:
> SuvchoHlu'DI' batlh potlh law' yInchoHlu'DI' tlhuH potlh puS
> as soon as someone begins to fight honor is more important than breath as soon he begins to live
> Based on the Ca'Non {QamvIS Hagh qaq law' torvIS yIn qaq puS}, could I construct sentences as the above, or is the QamvIS Hegh.. some kind of "maltz-said-so-special-phrase-so-shut-up-and-don't-generalize" case?
> ~ Dana'an
> indeed, death while standing is preferable to life while kneeling
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