[tlhIngan Hol] *moH* with verbs of state / quality
sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Nov 15 09:51:47 PST 2021
On 11/15/2021 12:45 PM, luis.chaparro at web.de wrote:
> In TKD we read:*Du'IHchoHmoH mIvvam*. Is it not possible just to say:*Du'IHmoH mIvvam*? When should we use *-choHmoH* and when only *-moH*?
*-choH* is used to indicate a change of state occurring. Without *-choH*
(or a verb whose meaning includes the concept of a change), no change of
*You look beautiful, and the reason is this helmet that you're wearing.
*You began to look beautiful when you put this helmet on.
(Those are not translations, just descriptions of how these sentences
People are often confused because the translation of *-moH* as /make/
tends to seem to imply that something has changed, but this is not the
case. *-moH* indicates that the subject is the cause of the action, not
that the subject has just caused the action to begin or change.
*I am happy, and it's because of you.
*You make me go from unhappy to happy.
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