tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Apr 26 10:33:39 1999
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Re: KLBC: Clause ordering...is this right?
- From: JWalker671@aol.com
- Subject: Re: KLBC: Clause ordering...is this right?
- Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 13:32:48 EDT
> Hung tlhab je qotlhHa'taH Hung luSuqmeH tlhabchaj luwoDqangbogh ghotpu''e'.
> With an explicit subject, the head noun of the <-bogh> clause could now
> grammatically be either <tlhabchaj> or <ghotpu'>, and <ghotpu'> is the one
> that make sense. I added <-'e'> to make it quite clear which one was
HIja', mu'tlheghvam yajlaH laDwI'. Still, between the verb and the subject
fall four words, some sizable! I think we make it even clearer by using
"if/then" instead of the relative construction:
Hung luSuqmeH tlhabchaj luwoDqangchugh ghotpu',
vaj Hung tlhab je qotlhHa'taH.
You could put <ghotpu'vam> at the end for additional obviousness, though it's