tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Feb 22 01:02:47 2002
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Re: agentive -wI'
- From: Qov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: agentive -wI'
- Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 22:02:22 -0800
Isn't this fascinating. It has never occurred to me for an instant that
there was any restriction on the use of -wI', within the bounds of making
semantic sense. So, as someone else mentioned, -lu' doesn't make sense,
and -neS is pointless, but it seems an oddly imposed limit to forbid -wI'
anywhere but on a bare stem.
I use constructions like these constantly:
QoylaHbe'wI' - deaf person
SuvQo'wI' - conscientious objector
pe''eghwI'pu' nIv - leading scorers
ghojqangwI'pu' - willing students
muvqa'wI'pu' - people who rejoined
chu'chu'wI'pu' - screaming newbies