tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Mar 15 03:09:45 1994

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KLBC: Spring Break

>From: "...Paul" <[email protected]>
>Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 15:46:33 -0500

>>From: "trI'Qal" <[email protected]>
>>Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 15:13:04 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Re: KLBC:  Spring Break
>>>DaH poH'a' vIghajmo' jIghIQlaH 'ach jIneHqu'nISmo' jIghIQQo'
>>>qaD 'oHpu' mughta'ghach'e'
>>I think Qanqor already answered this, so if he already mentioned anything I 
>>say here, just ignore me. {{:)
>>This was a nice attempt, but it has a few ewrrors in it.  First is the use of 
>>the suffix -Qo' on a non-imperative verb.  You can't do that.  If you want to 
>>say "never", but in a non-imperative/command sense, use <not>.  That is what 

>My little cheat sheet had "Don't!, won't" for -Qo'...  I wanted to say I
>won't be vacationing; I've already said, I think, I meant vum instead of
>neH; so it would have been "because I must WORK (ie. a lot of work), I
>won't be vacationing".

I got this after sending out my response about how "-Qo'" was legal.
Seeing what you meant to write, I also think it was the wrong thing to
choose ("-be'" would be better, I think), but it's still legal.
"jIghIQQo'" means "I won't vacation, I refuse to do so", not "It happens
that I'm not vacationing, bummer."



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