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Re: loDpu'

[naDev law' loDpu'.  loD law' nIv be' law' QIv.]

ja' SuStel:
>Wow!  That's an amazing sentence!

:: mon ghunchu'wI'; chunwI' rur. ::
chay' Duyay'moH mu'tlheghwIj?

ja' K'ryntes:
>Will you explain it to me?  I got the jist of it but I don't understand
>the construction.

It's a straighforward comparative construction.  TKD section 6.6 explains
the {A Q law' B Q puS} formula.  Since I was already using the verb {law'}
in the Q slot, I decided not to use {law'} and {puS} themselves as the
opposites, and I went with one of the alternatives that TKW tells us is
sometimes used "as a form of word play" (pages 178-180).

-- ghunchu'wI'

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