[tlhIngan Hol] jIH Daq DopDaq

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Mar 10 07:18:12 PST 2021

I’m not sure what you mean by “at the opposite side of me”.  I=Given your scenario I would be more likely to say {taw latlh DopDaq} “on the other side of the road” or “across the street”  (i.e. “from me” being implied).  We even have a similar sentence in the paq’batlh:

  Sepvetlh latlh DopDaq Hatlh lengtaHvIS qeylIS
  On the other side of the land, Kahless traveled the lands (PB)

From: SuStel
On 3/10/2021 7:59 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
I'm standing at one side of the road, and I want to say "at the opposite side of me is a colorful alien"

Is there any reason against saying {jIH Daq DopDaq} for "at the opposite location of me"? Or is it that the only kind of noun which can follow a pronoun, is one of the "classic" locative nouns (e.g. bIng, Dung, retlh, Hay, etc)?

So far as we know, yes, only the nouns that give a relative location let you say pronoun noun.
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