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Re: beachquestion #4: two verbs

From: "Quvar valer" <>
> When I was at the {Daq 'IHqu'}, I observed some girls and tried to
describe one with
> "long black hair":
> {jIb tIq ghaj wa' be'}
> +
> {jIb qIj ghaj wa' be'}
> = (?)
> How, or is it it possible to use two verbs on one noun?
> I know the anthem, {yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI'}, but IIRC that was not
> Mybe I should rephrase it to something like
> {qIjbogh jIb tIq} "long hair which is black" ??
> or
> {tIqbogh jIb qIj} "black hair which is long" ??

That works, but we've seen it done a different way by Okrand.  It would come
out as:

tIqbogh jIb 'ej qIjbogh
"hair which is long and which is black"

The "sentence" conjunctions can actually join any verbal clauses, not just
main sentences.  There are many examples of this.

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