tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Oct 10 13:30:35 1999

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ja' voragh:
>Seriously, the only use of {jeS} in canon is the unverified "Star Trek: The
>Experience" communique of 11/97, whose authorship is still AFAIK nverified
>nearly 21 months later:
>  laS veghaS HIltonDaq «Hov leng: yIjeSchu'» qaSchoHmo',
>   bIlopqu'meH HIlton yIghoS
>  Come celebrate the grand opening of "Star Trek: The Experience"
>   at the Las Vegas Hilton.
>  tera' vatlh DIS poH cha'maH loS bIyIn jeSlaHpa' Hoch
>  Be the first to journey to the 24th century.
>Notice: Once with {-Daq} and once without any relational suffix at all - which
>is only relevant if this was written by Okrand, of course.

I don't see that either of these uses of {jeS} has a "relational suffix".
The first one is just an imperative "Participate completely!"  The second
is simply "...before everyone can participate."  Neither of these has any
object or location; the second one might have an implied time context of
"Earth century twenty-four" because that's the context of the main verb.

The defective word order in the first sentence casts at least some doubt
in my mind that this is from Okrand, though the significant recasting for
the name of the attraction does sound a lot like how he'd have done it.

-- ghunchu'wI' 'utlh

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