tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Feb 23 19:40:11 1999

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Re: KLBC: Prefix trick

In a message dated 2/23/99 8:14:44 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< The "prefix trick" is a bit of Klingon grammar. If a verb has an indirect
 object (IO) that is first or second person (me, you, us) and a direct object
 (DO) that is third person, then instead of using the usual {IO-vaD DO verb}
 formation, the verb prefix can be changed to indicate the indirect object.
 SoHvaD matlh vIpong - "I call you Maltz" - becomes
 matlh qapong
 jIHvaD paq yInob - "Give me the book" - becomes
 paq HInob
 Beginners' Grammarian >>

Where would I classify this in the Klingon dictionary?  In simple sentences or
in the verb prefix section?  I ask only because I want to create my own
personal dictionary that would enable me, myself, and I to understand Klingon
better.  I would not and never will distribute it, since that is illegal.
Also, should the double -bogh suffixed verb comment go under relative clauses?


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