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

luis.chaparro at web.de luis.chaparro at web.de
Sun Nov 21 12:38:14 PST 2021

Thank you, charghwI' and De'vID for your feedback!


> (Winning instead of losing is a consequence of phasers instead of knives, so probably in most situations your solution would be suitable, but maybe there are some cases where one really does want to state the replacement in the antecedent of the conditional instead of the consequent.)

Just a last idea: what about using *qa'* as a *normal* verb? I know this is not exactly the same as the idiom *'e' qa'*, but could something like this work?: *yan qa'chugh pu', maQap* (*If the phasers replace the swords, we'll win*). Could we even say something like: *pu'vaD yan DIqa'moHchugh, maQap* (*If we replace the swords with the phasers, we'll win*)?

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