tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Oct 14 10:58:24 1999
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RE: how do you say/KLBC
You mean I actually almost got this correct ?
SoH then means you (are) ,etc ...
The word 'are' is basicaly dropped , I couldn't find a literal translation
for it anyway and thought the sentence might be translated as :
You ,my wife ? ,etc
Many thanks for the help .
LT MaudF./LT malqa matoq tuq
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On Thu, 14 Oct 1999, Andeen, Eric wrote:
> jatlh malqa:
> > I got asked for help again ...
> > A friend needs to know ,for fanfiction ,how to say :
> > I figured out some parts of it but construction
> > still confuses me and the tables of suffixes/prefixes
> > makes no sense to me ,that's where I always get lost.
> > I just don't understand tables of that sort.
> > The questions is ... how do you say ?
> > Are you my wife ?
> > Are you my husband ?
> > I know that wife is be'nal<n>
> > I know that husband is loDnal<n>
> > be'nalwI' = my wife ?
> > loDnalwI' = my husband ?
> > I also read that 'a' is used when the sentence is to
> > be answered with a yes or no ,which my friend intends
> > to use.
> > Help is much appreciated.
> You got halfway there, and Robyn Stewart's excellent Beginner's Corner
> column in the last HolQeD will get you the rest of the way. The way you say
> "You are X" is: <X SoH>. Examples:
> baHwI' SoH - You are the gunner
> Ferris Bueller, SubwI' SoH - Ferris Bueller you're my hero (sorry, couldn't
> loDnalwI' SoH - You are my husband
> Since the pronoun <SoH> is acting like a verb in this type of sentence, you
> can add verb suffixes to it. As you already guessed, the one you want is
> loDnalwI' SoH'a'? - Are you my husband?
> be'nalwI' SOH'a'? - Are you my wife?
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