tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Jul 26 11:57:59 2002

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Re: similes

>>From: Quvar valer <>
>>vIjonta' vIneH

ja' "Sulu' wa'" <>:
>As I understand it, the -ta' means there is some point in the past at
>which either the wanting or the opportunity to
>capture happenned.

Not quite.  There is no implication of "past" at all.  In fact, the literal
translation of "I want to have captured prisoners" is probably a reasonable
way to understand the phrase, with "have captured" being a present state.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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