tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Aug 18 10:24:40 2002
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prefix trick (RE: Aw: Re: adverbials)
> what is the prefix trick?
We start with something like:
taj Danob - You gave the knife
ok. Whom did you give it to?
Let's say you gave it to me:
jIHvaD taj Danob - You gave the knife to me.
/nob/ still gets /Da-/, the "it" still being the knife.
jIHvaD - I am the beneficiary of the action.
taj chonob - You give me the knife.
/taj/ is still the object of /nob/, but now the prefix is /cho-/ [you-me].
This is used only in first and second person constructions.