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RE: KLBC: Paul Simon

> >  > QoQ Qat qontaH 'ej muchtaH.
> >  > He sings and composes pop music.
> >
> >I don't think the -taH is right here.  He may have been doing it for
> >but he does sleep and eat, etc.
> everything has it's "pulsing" rhythm (-> /rut/ ?). it's important
> that that rhythm isn't interrupted (-> /-taH/ ?).
> for example, when i write this e-mail, i write it continiously, even
> if i from time to time watch the clock or scratch my head.

True; but if you leave your computer, go shopping, eat dinner, go to sleep,
the next morning go to work, then come back to your computer to finish the
message, I don't think -taH is the best choice.

His singing and composing has longer breaks than looking at the clock and
scratching his head.

> >meH is the bridge of a ship, that room where the captain sits in his
> >and tells everyone what to do.  We don't have a word for the other kind
> >bridge that connects two separated areas.
> can we say "street over troubled water"?
> how do we say "street"/"road"/"path"/"way"?

We do have He "course, route".
Not the best for street or path, but that's what many people use for now,
depending on how it's being used.

> >  > waghqu' *concert*vamDaq quSmey.
> >  > The seats [tickets] at this concert are very expensive.
> >
> >What's being expensive?  The "seats at the concert"?  Nouns with a type 5
> >suffix can't modify a noun; so as a locative it should go before
> >the verb.
> is it because a word ending in "-Daq" acts like a header?

It's because TKD p31 (sec 3.4) says "...only the second noun can take
syntactic suffixes (type 5)..."

DloraH, BG

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