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KLBC: chay' mu'meyvam lo'lu'?

No story this time.  Just a few usage questions that came up while I was 
looking through the dictionary.

{ngIl} "to dare"
Is this used with 'e', or what?
{vIHarlaHbe'!  ta' qIp puqvetlh 'e' ngIl puq!}  "I can't believe it!  That 
child dared to hit the emperor!"

{bup} "to quit"
{jIvum 'e' vIbup}  "I quit working."  Is that correct?  Does it just mean "I 
stopped working", or does it have a connotation more like the English word 
'quit': "I worked for a time, and now I've stopped for good"?

{raD} "to force"
Again, is this used with 'e'?
{vum 'e' vIraD}  "I forced him to work."

{pegh} "to keep something secret"
Does this take an object, or is it more like "to be secretive"?  If it is 
transitive, can the object be a fact?  A thing?  An action?
{ngoD vIpegh}  "I kept the fact a secret."
{ghu vIpegh}  "I kept the baby a secret."
{jIrop 'e' vIpegh}  "I kept it a secret that I was sick."
Are any of those correct?

'ej:  Holvam vIghojtaHmo' jISey.  jIDubtaH 'e' vISov.  batlh tuQaHtaH.

I also wanted to say that I'm excited to be learning this language.  I think 
I'm improving.  I greatly appreciate the help you all are giving.


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