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Re: mu'qaD veS (was Re: QeD De'wI' ngermey)

Am 20.11.2002 00:54:03, ghItlh "...Paul" <>:

>Doh, I forgot { -'e' } was Type 5!  I'll never get that one right.  :P
>Where is the rule that says things like { 'obe' } takes { 'oH } and not {
>chaH }?  TKD says { chaH } is used when referring to a group of beings
>capable of using language.  In this case, the { 'obe' } fits that
>description.  Although I can see a perfectly good reason for it, I'm just
>wondering where I missed it.
I think the english explanation is confusing. I always understood it like this "group of beings capable of using language", 
means "all the beings capable of using language, a *group* which includes Humans, Terrans, Klingons, Vulcany, Energy 
beings a.s.o....", And not a *group*, as a {ghom'a', mu'ghom, ra'ghom,...}

TKD also says: "otherwise, {bIH} "they" is used" (for things)

>> ngugh qar 'Iv?
>qarba' jIH'e'!  ;)
the screen??
{jIqarba' jIH}

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  ghojwI'pu'wI' vISaH

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