tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Jul 02 06:44:34 1999

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Re: KLBC challenge

It would really have helped to have included the original 
example here. Without it, further discussion is pointless. I 
thought that {wa'} followed the verb, as in {yI-X wa'}. 
Meanwhile, it is not here to observe and I don't feel like 
digging through the archive.

charghwI' 'utlh

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999 15:30:59 -0400 Marc Ruehlaender 
<> wrote:

> > > What I had in mind was the challenge used by Terran sentries "Advance one a
> > nd
> > > be recognised".
> > 
> > The problem is that the imperitive implies a second person 
> > subject and it seems very strange to have an explicit subject 
> > {wa'} added to that. I've never seen anything like it done, 
> > though I accept that Okrand could do it and it would of course 
> > be right. Since he hasn't done it yet, I'm less sure it is right.
> > 
> jImISba'. I don't understand the English phrase, but it _looks_
> like "one" is the _object_ of "advance", not the subject.
> (I thought it meant something like "advance one step")
> of course if "advance one" here really means "one of you shall advance"
> it's just the English that's confusing me.
>                                            Marc Ruehlaender
>                                            aka HomDoq

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