tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Feb 28 18:52:41 2002
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[KLBC] -lu' and -ghach
- From: DOOM_er <DOOM_er@dds.nl>
- Subject: [KLBC] -lu' and -ghach
- Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 00:53:46 +0100
I feel a bit ashamed to be asking this since I've been studying Klingon for
a while now, but I'm afraid I still don't fully understand how -lu' works.
I read in TKD:
Daqaw you remember something/someone
Daqawlu' something/someone remembers you
Ok, I thought a while back, so now I can say:
Soplu' qagh gagh is eaten
Or "something/someone eats gagh". Identical to the "you remember"-example,
I thought. But, yes, I know, -lu' indicates an indefinite subject, so that
rules out Soplu' qagh. But I wonder, then why is Daqawlu' allowed? Doesn't
that specify the subject as being "you"? So I can say:
Soplu' it is eaten
Soplu' qagh the gagh is eaten
So what about Soplu' 'oH? Would that be allowed?
Also, I don't quite understand the example of -lu' in TKD... I already know
it's supposed to be naDev puqpu' lutu'lu' rather than naDev puqpu' tu'lu',
but I still don't understand...
lutu' they find something/someone
lutu'lu' something/someone finds them
So the subject and object are reversed.
puqpu' lutu' they find children
puqpu' lutu'lu' something/someone finds children
Now the subject and object aren't reversed. And what about, for instance,
puqpu' Datu'lu' be?? What would that mean?
I'm probably making a big fuss about something that's really quite easy,
but maybe you could explain it for me anyways. :)
Also, a quick question about -ghach: is it ever used?? I mean, I know it's
"weird" (but not forbidden?) to use it on verbs with no suffixes, but is it
ever used altogether, or do people generally avoid it because it's not
Thanks for your time.