tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Aug 11 15:39:26 2002
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Re: -lu' and -be', small aside on Paul Simon
tulwI' jang DloraH:
> > hm. but it's strange that i can "ghoS" a course. i don't approach a
>> course. this seems totally different to "go along" a course.
>The use of or lack of locatives help determine what is meant.
>The direct object, whether it has a -Daq or not, is the destination.
>A *locative* is the thing in/on which you are traveling.
>bIQtIq vIghoS - I go to the river.
>bIQtIqDaq vIghoS - I go to the river. (notice the prefix still
>claims an object)
>bIQtIqDaq jIghoS - I am in/on the river going (somewhere).
>DujDaq veng vIghoS - I am going to the city on a ship.
>In first and second person this isn't too bad because the prefix tells us if
>the noun-Daq is the locative or the object. Third person uses the null prefix
>for both with-object and without-object, which can cause problems, which
>context will hopefully help with.
qatlho'qu'. DaH chaq vIyajchoH.
'ach Dochvam vIyajbe':
/bIQtIqDaq vIghoS/ doesn't mean something like "i'm going on the
river to it/him/her."?