tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Jul 28 11:27:34 2002

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RE: KLBC: -lu' and -be', small aside on Paul Simon

> Can -lu' and -be' be used as -lu'be' to imply that there is no
> subject for a particular action, or that nobody
> does it? Perhaps an example will explain what I mean:
> *Paul Simon* Sovlu'be'. noybe'.
> No-one knows Paul Simon. He is not famous.
> noy *Paul Simon*. 'ach Sovbe'lu'.
> Paul Simon is famous. Even so, some people do not know him.
> Is this usage possible? DuH'a' mu'tlheghmeyvam?

As far as I know MO has not explicitly explained this, but what we know of
suffix order, I agree with this.  This is how I have been using it.

> qu'qu' 'oH.
> It was most wonderful.

We do have a word for "wonderful" (Dun); qu' is understandable tho.

DloraH, BG

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