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RE: KLBC: T'Anna/ nu translation

--- TPO <> wrote:
> > > Now you write "His pet steals my food."
> > :)His  pet steals my   food
> > :)-Daj Saj nIHpu' -wIj Soj
> > :)Sojwij nIHpu' SajDaj
> (Be careful of the capital "I")
> I'm not sure why you have the -pu' suffix on there.
> SojwIj nIH SajDaj
> You were really close.
> The noun suffix -pu':  The s at the end of steals
> doesn't make this the
> plural form of steal.  nIH is a verb.  Only nouns
> can be made plural.
> The verb suffix -pu':  nIHpu' refers to a completed
> act of stealing.  It was
> completed, or it will be completed.  Perfective
> aspect.  Don't worry, I
> don't expect you to understand this.  I didn't when
> I first started.  We
> won't get into this for quite a while.
> Now, on a topic of your choice, try a three word
> sentence, like these that
> we've been doing for a while.
> DloraH, BG

:)I love children.
:)puqpu' vIbang.

:)My family name is Kirk.
:)Kirk pongwI' qorDu'.

:)I like Vulcans.
:)vulcanganpu' vIparHa'.

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