[tlhIngan Hol] {mej} with and without {-vo'}

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed May 25 06:43:11 PDT 2022

The full sentence in case it hasn’t been given yet:

ghe'tor Da'elta' 'ej lojmItmeyvo' Damejta' 'ach bIrIQbe'mo' SoH neH
Since you are the only one who ever entered Gre'thor, and left the gates unharmed  (PB)

There’s another sentence in paq’batlh contrasting {‘el} with {mej} without {-vo’}:

vavlI' loDnI'lI' je DaSammeH ghe'tor Da'elmo' 'ej Damejmo' QeHchoH qa'pu' vaj lubIjlu'
They will pay for the anger you caused by entering and leaving Gre'thor in search of your kin. (PB)

Note the poetic parallelism in both:  {Da’elta’ ‘ej … Damejta’} and {Da’elmo’ ‘ej Damejmo’}.  (Interesting but irrelevant to the issue of whether or not to add {-vo’}.)

From: D qunen'oS
Also, reading the original post, I noticed this Ca'Non sentence:

{lojmItmeyvo’ Damejta’}

This sentence shows that a {-vo'}ed noun *can* be the object of a verb, something which -for reasons I don't know- I was under the impression that wasn't possible. Perhaps because I could never come up with an example where it would be necessary for a {-vo'}ed noun to be the object of a verb. Who knows? Go figure.

Ζεὺς ἦν, Ζεὺς ἐστίν, Ζεὺς ἔσσεται· ὦ μεγάλε Ζεῦ
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