tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Feb 15 13:53:15 1999
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Re: VS1, VS4, VS5
- From: Marc Ruehlaender <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: VS1, VS4, VS5
- Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 15:53:06 CST
This is going to be quite technical...
> ja' Holtej:
> >Here's a grammatical question; I'd like to hear people's opinions. What do
> >you make of this:
In order to get an idea of what it might mean, here are some steps
that I've been taken...
a) straightforward are
<O> qIp <S>. <S> hits <O>.
qIp'egh <S>. <S> hits itself.
<S>vaD <O> qIpmoH <C>. <C> makes <S> hit <O>.
<O> qIplu'. One hits <O>.
b) combine two of the three suffixes:
<S>vaD qIp'eghmoH <C>. <C> makes <S> hit itself.
<O> qIp'eghmoH <C>. <C> makes itself hit <O>.
qIp'eghlu'. One hits oneself.
<S>vaD <O> qIpmoHlu'. One makes <S> hit <O>.
<O> qIpmoHlu' <C>. <C> makes one hit <O>.
c) all three suffixes:
<S>vaD qIp'eghmoHlu'. One makes <S> hit itself.
<O> qIp'eghmoHlu'. One makes oneself hit <O>.
qIp'eghmoHlu' <C>. <C> makes one hit oneself.
As vI- indicates a subject, that must be <C>, and also an
object, that must be <O> (the IO shortcut doesn't work here),
but I cannot figure out how to have both, I'd be left confused...