tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Mar 16 04:42:07 1994
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- From: [email protected] (Mark E. Shoulson)
- Subject: Vocative
- Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 17:38:44 -0500
- In-Reply-To: Topic Goran's message of Wed, 16 Mar 94 14:25:36 MET <[email protected]>
>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'