[tlhIngan Hol] {ghIq} {ngugh} and time adverbs with time stamps

janSIy . kenjutsuka at live.com
Sun Oct 31 19:02:40 PDT 2021

If you read "meH'ed noun" as representing a "verb with -meH preceding a noun that it is modifying", then the verb before it could represent the main verb of the sentence.  In other words, I suspect he meant, what you would have preferred to be written as:
adverb - verbbogh 'ej verbbogh noun - verb - verbmeH'ed noun

From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net>
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] {ghIq} {ngugh} and time adverbs with time stamps

On Sat, 2021-10-30 at 22:59 +0300, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> jIH:
> > adverb - verbbogh 'ej verbbogh noun -
> > verb - meH'ed noun
> Constructions as {qeqmeH taj}, {QongmeH Duj}, {narghmeH nab}, etc, are
> obviously able to come at the end of the sentence, and it is these
> kind of constructions which I was describing by saying {meH'ed noun}.

I misread the initial "adverb" as "verb", and understood that to be the main verb, with the {verb-meH noun} at the end being a misplaced purpose clause. I take responsibility for, and apologize for, that mistake. However, taking that last bit as the kind of construction you explained your intent to be, then I don't see a main verb at all. It's not a sentence. If you intended it to be one, then that's the real error. If it was just meant as a prelude to the remainder of a sentence, any reanalysis I might do would likely fail because of missing context.

-- ghunchu'wI'
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