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Re: be "something"

From: "Steven Boozer" <>
> Just how often do you order someone to do this?  Hmm ... "Be green!"  <g>

It's not easy . . . .

> Another option is to use the verb {Da} "behave as, act in the manner
> of".  There's an example in TKD:
>    nepwI' Daba'


> BTW, you can also use {-choH} "change in state/direction" with such
> qualities.  E.g.:
>    yItamchoH
>    Be quiet! (Become quiet!) TKD
>    bIboH.  yIjotchoH!
>    You're impatient. Calm down! KGT

I've always felt that using /-choH/ on verbs of quality made them into verbs
of action.  /jot/ is a quality.  /jotchoH/ is an action.

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