tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 08 07:10:47 1999

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Re: causative


Ali Seymen Alkara wrote:
> poSmoH => make sthg be open
> vuvmoH => make sthg/s.o. respect someone
> But how do we say 'I made him respect them' (pronouns unimportant)
> subject I object him and another thing: them!

What a coincidence, I was going to ask exactly the same thing. Funny :-)

My question was the following:
"you see me" is "cholegh".
{qaleghmoH} sounds like "I cause you to see"
--> How do I say "I cause you to see me"?
(please don't recast this, legh is just a general example, it works with
many other verbs too!!!)
perhabs {jIH qaleghmoH}?
--> Or what would {choleghmoH} mean? "You make me see"?

> And how do we say "You will die on your knees'
{bItortaHvIS bIHegh} "you die while you are kneeling."

Compare to {QamvIS Hegh qaq law' torvIS yIn qaq puS} [sic] "Better to
die on our feet than to live on our knees." (Brigadier Kerla to Azetbur
in ST6)


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