[tlhIngan Hol] {'e' qa'} "instead of" with quotations

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 04:59:47 PDT 2021

Suppose I write:

< Duv > jatlhpu' 'e' DaSov
you know that he said "advance"

Since there's no rule prohibiting placing a quotation before the {'e'} of a
sao (as long as the verb after the {'e'} isn't a verb of speech),
seemingly/apparently this sentence would be correct.

So, similarly, wouldn't the following be correct too?

< HeD > jatlhpu'; < HIv > jatlhpu' 'e' qa'
instead of saying "attack" he said "retreat"

Of course, one could argue that the {'e'} of the {'e' qa'} isn't the
"classic" {'e'} of a sao, but if that's the case, then even better, right?

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