tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed May 26 13:14:30 1999

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Re: {-meH}: purpose clauses

In a message dated 5/26/1999 8:02:19 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

<< We have the mysterious sound file on KCD, {Dajatlhbogh vIyajbe'.
 yIjatlhqa'.}   >>
Off the track a bit, but here goes:  Dajatlhbogh must have an object also, 
due to the verb prefix Da-.  Since languages, not quotes, are objects of 
jatlh, the speaker on KCD must have been expressing an inability to 
understand your language.  Thus, yIjatlhqa' means that the other person would 
have to say it again in another language or still not be understood, qar'a'?


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