tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Feb 26 23:33:33 1999

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Re: Hoch/HochHom, etc. re response

jatlh T'Lod:

> And what's the proper order in a question for an
> adverbial?

Same as in any other sentence. Klingon does not change word order for
questions like English does. If the question word itself goes at the
beginning of the sentence like an adverbial (ghorgh, chay', qatlh, nuqDaq),
then I always put the question first. I don't know if we have any evidence
for or against this, but it feels right to me.


nuq DaneH? - What do you want?
DaH nuq DaneH - What do you want now?

Dujey 'Iv? - Who defeated you?
batlh Dujey 'Iv? - Who honorably defeated you?

ghorgh maHegh - When will we die?
ghorgh batlh maHegh - When will we die honorably?

chay' wIchavlaH - How can we achieve it?
chay' nom wIchavlaH? - How can we achieve it quickly?

Beginners' Grammarian

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