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{-moH} and transitive verbs (was RE: pIqaD)

ja' DloraH:
>If you want to put a -moH on a transitive verb, recast using multiple

Or, if you don't mind treading on slightly controversial ground, you can
follow the example from Skybox card S20, {Ha'quj} "Klingon Sash":

    qorDu'Daj tuq 'oS Ha'quje'e' tuQbogh wo'rIv. tuQtaHvIS Hem.
    ghaHvaD quHDaj qawmoH.

    The sash that Worf wears is a symbol of his family's house.
    He wears it proudly as a reminder of his heritage.

The last sentence in Klingon is the relevant one.  The structure keeps the
same object for the verb and places {-vaD} on the recipient of the

The pattern doesn't work clearly with every verb.  Sometimes different
people interpret the same words in opposite ways.  It's only "safe" when
the recipient roles are unmistakeable, as in the Skybox example where "he"
can remember "his heritage" but not the other way around.

-- ghunchu'wI' 'utlh

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