tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Mar 14 20:54:00 1994
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KLBC: nuqDaq vIyIn?
- From: [email protected] (Mark E. Shoulson)
- Subject: KLBC: nuqDaq vIyIn?
- Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 09:51:58 -0500
- In-Reply-To: "trI'Qal"'s message of Mon, 14 Mar 1994 22:11:02 -0400 (EDT) <[email protected]>
>From: "trI'Qal" <[email protected]>
>Date: Mon, 14 Mar 1994 22:11:02 -0400 (EDT)
>>>From: "Matthew Whiteacre" <[email protected]>
>>>Date: Thu, 10 Mar 94 15:32:01 CST
>You could also say:
> wej peDDaq jI"sky". ("I don't ski on snow yet.")
This is a KLBC discussion, so I let trI'Qal have the first crack at it, but
she missed something vital: "peD" is not a noun. It's a verb. You can't
stick a noun-suffix like "-Daq" onto a verb (without assuming a noun that
we have no evidence for). This is a tricky thing to keep straight; I
misused "peD" the first time I tried also. Just a point to remember:
whenever you look something up, *make sure* you check its part of speech.
So how would you do this? I'm afraid the answer is likely beyond the scope
of the KLBC. You could do something like "peD[pu']DI' wej vI<<ski>>",
using the "-DI'" verb suffix, meaning "I haven't yet skiied [after] when it
snows". There ought to be a better way... you could go on to "ghorDaq
peDDI' wej ghojvam vI<<ski>>" (when it snows on ground, I haven't yet
skiied on that ground)... if there were a good way to do the "ship in which
I fled" problem you could talk about "ground on which it has snowed", but
I'm getting beyond things here.