tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Aug 18 05:21:09 2002

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Re: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e'

>ja' SuStel:
>>...A locative noun, for instance, is
>>usually a header, rarely an object, and virtually never a subject (we've
>>never seen one as a subject).
>We've definitely seen {-Daq} used on a subject.
>TKW page 111:
>   Only a fool fights in a burning house.
>   meQtaHbogh qachDaq Suv qoH neH.
>I haven't decided how to treat it.  Does it mean the subject of the
>relative clause is a locative?  Does it just mean the locative of the main
>clause is the subject of the relative clause, regardless of the syntactic
>marker on the subject itself?
><voice="Yul Brynner">Is a puzzlement.</voice>
>-- ghunchu'wI'

meQtaghbogh qach: noun-phrase
meQtaghbogh qachDaq: locative

/-Daq/ wrapps the noun-phrase /meQtaghbogh qach/.

when i find my tkd, maybe i can say what 'wrapping' means.


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