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Re: Infinitives and STVI?

>From: [email protected]
>Date: Tue, 15 Mar 94 19:48:56 EST
>Subject: Re: Infinitives and STVI?
>Also from ST6, when the Klingons were leading the prisoners down into the
>mines of Rura Penthe, they kept saying {yIghoStaH}. Any ideas why it wasn't
>{peghoStaH}, since there were obviously several humanoids being addressed.
>Unless of course {yIghoStaH} was intended to have an object here, but that
>seems unlikely. Maybe just colloquial.
>Guido#1, Leader of All Guidos

I think that would depend on the context; if there was one prisoner slowing
down, if they were to poke him and say "peghoStaH", they'd be wrong (they're
only addressing on person)...

It may also depend on "impact".  If you're making a speech, and want to 
talk to "individuals", you'd say "yI", even if you were addressing several
people.  Note this last part is IMHO.


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