[tlhIngan Hol] {'e' qa'} "instead of" with the {qa'} bearing suffixes

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Nov 18 10:15:40 PST 2021

On 11/18/2021 1:04 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> You now need TKD to provide The Constitution level explanation of the 
> grammar, boQwI’ for the vocabulary, and access to sufficient canon to 
> explain the use of {-moH} with two objects or the use of {qa’} as the 
> second verb in SAO, which at its heart is a Sentence As Subject tagged 
> on to a Sentence As Object. The use of the semicolon in the English 
> translation makes it clear that this is more than a simple use of 
> context to explain the subject of {qa’}. The sentence before the 
> semicolon is the subject of {qa’}.
> But why limit that to {qa’}?

Because it was given to us as a way to say one specific thing, not as a 
general "sentence as subject" rule. It is specifically listed as an 
idiom — that is, as something whose meaning cannot be derived just from 
the words that make it up.

This is not a slippery slope.


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