tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jan 27 10:43:58 1999

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Re: KLBC: Two IFs on one THEN?

On Tue, 26 Jan 1999 17:37:46 -0800 (PST) 

> In a message dated 1/26/1999 3:11:28 PM US Mountain Standard Time,
> writes:
> << I believe that it is also acceptable to say {Sumchuq X Y je}. I 
>  think that satisfies the whole diexis thing. If I'm 
>  misremembering the interview, forgive me. It has been a while 
>  since it happened.
>   >>
> I had figured that {Sumchuq X Y je} would work.  Does the interview confirm or
> contradict this?
> peHruS

Oops. Suddenly, I am knocked down by a sudden gust of memory. 
{Sumchuq X Y je} would NOT work because {Sum} can ONLY be 
intransitive. It is a verb that can be used adjectivally, so it 
can never take an object. The {-chuq} suffix, despite its 
verb's prefix indicating differently, always implies 

I apologize for any confusion I may have caused by my eroneous 

charghwI' 'utlh

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