[tlhIngan Hol] *-moH* with verbs of state / quality

luis.chaparro at web.de luis.chaparro at web.de
Wed Nov 17 08:28:47 PST 2021


> I may have lost a post or two from this thread so apologies for any repetition, but here are Okrand’s examples of verbs with {-choHmoH}:

No need to apologize, Voragh, your canon wisdom is always welcome! Thank you!


> Yes, it seems generally right to me. Use *-choH* when you want to describe an action changing one state into another, not just if you describe an action that might involve a change of state at some point that you're not talking about. When you say *jIbwIj vISay'nISmoH,* the washing you're talking about logically implies a change of state from unclean to clean, but the action you're trying to depict isn't the change of state; it's the act of washing.

Thank you for taking the time to answer!

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