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Re: *Daghajbogh HInob* (?)

From: "Quvar valer" <>
> Can a verb with bogh be used as an object?
> ?{Dajatlhbogh vIyaj}?
> "I understand what you say"
> ?{vIghajbogh qanobQo'}?
> "I refuse to give to you what I have"
> answering my own question, I would say:
> No, since the prefix used indicates an object.
> I probably need to add something, like
> {'e' Dajatlhbogh vIyaj} and {Doch vIghajbogh qanobQo'}

We do have an example of this, /Dajatlhbogh vIyajbe'/ "I don't understand
what you said," (I think that's what it was) from the Star Trek Klingon
game.  However, the sound file was not part of the game or language lab, so
no one's quite sure what to do with it.

What you've probably got is an elided object of the /-bogh/ clause.
Personally, I think the phrase was an idea that just didn't work right, and
so wasn't repeated.  Better to always have a stated head noun for a relative

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