tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jan 16 23:41:00 1999

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Re: Ordering food



In a message dated 1/15/1999 11:15:22 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
aranders@netusa1.net writes:

<< 
 >OTOH, by all I have learned about English grammar, your sentence IS a
perfect
 >example of an IO.  "...for my father" is the IO.
 
 vaj jaS pab wIyaj.  I've heard it labeled as an "adject", which is not
 the same thing as an "indirect object".  The English verb "repair" has
 no customary indirect object.
 
 We often speak of Klingon verb prefixes pointing to indirect objects
 in sentences like {tIqwIj Sa'angnIS}, but it's the *English* indirect
 object in the sentence's translation we're talking about.  In Klingon
 grammar, it's officially the beneficiary of the action.
  >>

I have never heard of the word "adject"; and, it is not in the dictionary.

Your confusion regarding "beneficiaries" can be cleared up by reading section
6.8 of TKD's addendum explaining that indirect objects and beneficiaries are
merely different terms for the same idea.

peHruS



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