[tlhIngan Hol] when to {mej} and when to {tlheD}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Mar 23 15:20:28 PST 2021


On 3/23/2021 11:12 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> The verb {mej} refers simply to leaving one's current location, while 
> {tlheD} generally implies setting on a journey with a goal or 
> destination in mind.
>
> But that's rather strange, since normal sane people, never leave any 
> location without a goal or destination in mind.
>
> Normal, sane people, don't suddenly get up, leave their house,work,etc 
> without a goal or destination in mind.
>
> Normal, sane people, don't suddenly find themselves in the street, 
> just wandering without a goal or destination in mind.

Sure they do. "I can see you two want to be alone... uh... so, uh... 
I'll just be heading out... I guess?" That's *mej* but not *tlheD.* 
You're not leaving to go somewhere; you're leaving so you're not here.

"Get out of my face! I don't want to see you anymore!" You're ordering 
someone to *mej,* not *tlheD.* You don't care where they go, so long as 
they go.

"Closing time! You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here." 
That's *mej, *not *tlheD.* You're being kicked out of the bar, and the 
bartender is specifically telling you that what your destination is 
doesn't matter.

"Cindy, your brother is sleepwalking again. He just left the room." The 
sleepwalker needn't have a destination in mind. That's *mej,* not *tlheD.*

Any why are you excluding insane people from the grammar? Maybe an 
insane person simply walks out of the room and wanders the street for 
absolutely no reason. That's *mej,* not *tlheD.*

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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