tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Feb 01 09:07:22 1999

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Re: KLBC: 'e' x-lu'??

Your question is a good one and deserves an answer, though it is 
not an attractive question, meaning that I doubt anyone will be 
attracted to the opportunity to answer it.

The most positive thing I can say about these examples is that 
they might be considered archaic or poetic, as you guessed, 
seeking parallels between the first and second half of the 
sentence. Meanwhile, {net} is generally preferable to {'e' 

It is probably best to just not take these particular examples 
too seriously.

charghwI' 'utlh

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999 17:08:25 -0800 (PST) Christiane Scharf 
<> wrote:

> I marked this with KLBC, since it seemed to be appropriate for my
> question, but I also appreciate comments from others.
> Going through TKW I realized the two sentences
> yInlu'taH 'e' bajnISlu'
> and
> yay chavlu' 'e' bajnISlu'
> I suppose this has been discused before, but why did MO use <'e'
> bajnISlu'> and not the expected form <net bajnIS> in these examples?
> Maybe the reason is that he wanted to parallel the <-lu'> from the first
> part of the sentence?
> Thinking about this, is the use of <'e' x-lu'> under normal
> circumstances (i.e. not in a proverb) wrong or just uncommon?
> * HovqIj

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