[tlhIngan Hol] je "too" referring to the type-5'ed noun

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Jun 9 06:41:26 PDT 2021

On 6/9/2021 9:21 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Sometime ago, I was wondering whether the {je} "too" can refer to the 
> type-5'ed noun of the sentence, in the following way:
> juHDaq jIvum je
> I work at the house too
> Today, I accidentally read the following paq'batlh sentence, which as 
> darth Sidious would say, was "a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one":
> chalqachDaq bIQaDbe' je
> even in a tower you are not safe
> I think this sentence shows that the {je} "too" *can* indeed refer to 
> the type-5'ed noun of the sentence too. I know that the translation is 
> given as "even.." instead of "at a tower you aren't safe too", but 
> obviously this is just a matter of choice of words. The only way I can 
> understand it is "in a tower you aren't safe too", i.e. "among the 
> various places where you aren't safe, is a tower too".

It's not so much that *je* /refers/ to a particular word in the sentence.

Following verbs, the role of *je* is something like: this sentence is 
the same as the previous one except for the different word.

The "previous sentence" might only be implied, but the reference exists 

*HoD vIleghpu'. qaleghpu' je.* /I saw the captain. I saw you, too.
/*Duleghpu' HoD. qaleghpu' je.*/The captain saw you. I saw you, too.
/*qacholpu'. qaleghpu' je.*/I approached you. I saw you, too.
/*vaS'a'Daq qaleghpu'. DujDaq qaleghpu' je.*/I saw you at the Great 
Hall. I saw on the ship, too./


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