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>From: Will Martin <whm2m@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu>
>Date: Wed, 20 Oct 93 09:29:09 EDT

>The example "jIyajchu'" is a good point. I had missed it by focussing on
>the first sentence of 4.2.6, page 39. "Like Type 3 noun suffixes, these
>suffixes show how sure the speaker is about what is being said." Given the
>context of that statement, "jIyajchu'" SHOULD mean "It is clear that I
>understand." Meanwhile, that is not at all what the example shows. I'd like
>to hear other valued opinions on this interpretation. Without other arguments
>to consider, I would be swayed toward your interpretation.

The examples (not the general notes) in TKD are pretty specific:
"jIyajchu'" means "I understand perfectly".  "It is clear that I
understand" would surely translate to "jIyajba'".

>--   charghwI'

~mark



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