tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Aug 16 00:36:44 2002

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Re: multiple N-ns5 in the "header area"

ja' Voragh:
>...Here are some examples with two "headers"
>of various types, one of which is a time element:
>   DaHjaj nom Soppu'

Fine, {DaHjaj} is a noun used to indicate a time here.  However...

>   qen 'arlogh Qoylu'pu'?
>   reH latlh qabDaq qul tuj law' Hoch tuj puS.
>   roD 'oHvaD juHqo' ponglu' neH
>   reH HIvje'lIjDaq 'Iwghargh Datu'jaj

...{qen}, {reH}, and {roD} are adverbial chuvmey, and not the kind of "time
element" nouns that I'm sure SuStel was referring to.

>But Okrand always provides a counter-example:
>   batlh maHeghbej 'ej yo' qIjDaq vavpu'ma' DImuv. pa' reH maSuvtaHqu'.
>   Then we die with honor and join our fathers in the Black Fleet where
>    we battle forever. (Anthem)

I see no "time element" here at all.  I think you're pointing out where the
locative {pa'} comes before the adverbial {reH}, but neither of those words
says anything about the time context of the sentence.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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