[tlhIngan Hol] pronoun with {-taH} pronouns with {-taH} vs {tu'lu'}

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 05:49:51 PDT 2022

On Thu, 30 Jun 2022 at 14:07, D qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Qo'noSDaq Duj law' tu'lu'
> Qo'noSDaq bIHtaH Duj law''e'
> Don't both sentences mean the same? The way I understand them, they both
> mean "at kronos there are many ships".
> So, when should someone use {tu'lu'} and when should he use the pronoun
> with {-taH} variation?

One observes many ships on Kronos. (Qo'noSDaq Duj law' tu'lu')
Many ships are on Kronos. (Qo'noSDaq bIHtaH Duj law''e')
On Kronos the ships are many. (Qo'noSDaq law' Duj)

Do these mean the same thing?

These are different ways to refer to the same fact.

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