tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Mar 16 04:42:07 1994

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>From: Topic Goran <[email protected]>
>Date: Wed, 16 Mar 94 14:25:36 MET

>Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I think I remember that vocatives
>come first in the sentence, qar'a'?

Well, according to TKD, 5.6, names and other direct address comes at the
beginning *or end* of a sentence.

>My question is: can vocatives come as subjects of imperative verbs?
>For example, do I have to say

Well, not as subjects, I'd think, but as final vocatives.

>   targh, HIghoS!

>or it can also be

>   HIghoS targh!

Yes, it can, not because it's the subject, but because it's a vocative.  If
you're a comma-stickler, you could write it "HIghoS, targh".

>   Qapla qoranvo'


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