[tlhIngan Hol] conversation with Dr. Okrand about {tuQmoH}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri May 20 09:28:54 PDT 2022

On 5/20/2022 12:18 PM, De'vID wrote:
> >>> Yes. It always means “on oneself.”

Wow! New information! *tuQmoH* adds the meaning of "on oneself." This 
could not have been predicted by the grammar alone. How nice to finally 
have this cleared up!

> Now, after all of that, you will certainly ask: How do you say, “I put 
> boots on Maltz”?
> You use the verb {jom}. This was previously glossed only as “install” 
> (as in “install a device,” not “install somebody into office”), but it 
> can also mean “put on” in the sense of putting clothing on someone 
> else. When used in this way, the object is the article of clothing; 
> the person ending up wearing the clothes is where the clothes go 
> (where they’re “installed,” so to speak), indicated by {-Daq}.


I will rest easy tonight with this problem finally solved.

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