tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jun 27 06:35:01 2002
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Re: adverbials with -Ha'
- From: Andrew Strader <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: adverbials with -Ha'
- Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 10:53:36 +0000
- Organization: Decode
>Thus, choosing "ever" over "not ever" is a matter of English style, not
Will you *ever* change your mind? :)
"Ever" is not always accompanied by "not", and it's those cases that I'm
talking about, where it means something more along the lines of "some time,
any time". After all, we have that for position -- vogh. I dunno. There
doesn't seem to be an implicit "ever" in perfective aspect. Daleghpu''a',
"Have you seen him?" is probably closer to, "Have you seen him just now?"
Since it's tense-neutral, it's also "Had you seen him just then?" "Will you
have seen him just then?" This is what perfective aspect generally conveys in
a language. Backfitting it with English perfect tense so that it can imply
the indefinite time conveyed by "ever" is a stretch I'm personally not
willing to make. Having said that, I still think a temporal counterpart to
vogh would be beneficial. (Déja vu.. I think I talked about this before. :)
But like I said, that may be a lone wish. I actually don't find the meaning
of DloraH's ??DaHHa' to be extremely obvious. "Any time other than now"?
"Earlier or later or both"?
Finally, do adverbials ever take any suffix at all besides -Ha'?