[tlhIngan Hol] subject of the verb which refers to the verb of a net sao

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Mar 5 06:07:28 PST 2021


On 3/5/2021 8:19 AM, Felix Malmenbeck wrote:
>
> > Suppose we want to say: "if someone believes gowron is crazy, he's wrong".
>
> > 
>
> > There are two options:
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> > 
>
> > maw' ghawran net Harchugh, vaj mujlu'.
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> > 
>
> > maw' ghawran net Harchugh, vaj muj vay'vam/nuvvam/ghotvam/etc.
>
> Given these two options, I would go with the first; using an 
> indefinite subject and then immediately following it up with a 
> reference to that subject “smells” off to me, even if I can’t 
> necessarily say that it’s wrong.
>
> It's like you're actively avoiding talking about a person, but then 
> you have a reference to the person as though you were just talking 
> about them.
>
Right. *vay'vam* presumes that there's a *vay'* in the first place, and 
an indefinite subject is not the same as *vay'.*

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SuStel
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