[tlhIngan Hol] Time elements and *qaStaHvIS*, continuous and perfective aspect

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Feb 25 13:50:25 PST 2022

On 2/25/2022 4:25 PM, luis.chaparro at web.de wrote:
>>>> ‘ewropngan’e’ masIQ.
>>>> As for Europeans, we endure.
>>> I was referring to the sentence I was discussing at the beginning of this thread,*poH nI' bov chep wISIQpu' 'ewropngan*. But your approach is a really interesting one when you don't need an object. Thank you!
>> Do we endure Europeans? Are we Europeans? Do we just not like the word 'ewropngan and endure its utterance? This sentence doesn't say.
> Sorry, I understand the ambiguity if the prefix used were *DI-*, but is this ambiguity also present with the prefix *ma-*?

It's not a problem with a mismatched prefix. By saying *'ewropngan'e' 
maSIQ,* you're saying "the topic of my sentence is Europeans, and the 
sentence says that we endure." This doesn't make it at all clear whether 
we are Europeans, or we endure something about Europeans, or that 
Europeans have some other relationship with our enduring. It just says 
that Europeans are the topic of our enduring.

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