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Re: Agnieszka (Re: Viktor)

ghItlh Viktor:

>Olomouc veng vIDab. Sum Poland Sep.
>Tao Te Chinglij laD. QaQ! 
Typo, capital *I*: *Ching*lIj.
With no prefix, {laD} is "he reads it".
I think you like to say "I read it", that's with the prefix for "I-him/her/it" {vI-}:
  {*Tao Te Ching*lIj vIlaD}

>tlhIngan Hol jatlh vIneH 
same as above, prefix {vI-}:
  {tlhIngan Hol vIjatlh vIneH}

>vIparHa' 'ej maghom vItul. 

TKD 6.2.5 
"Klingon has two special pronouns, {'e'} and {net,} which refer to the previous sentence as a whole. 
They are used primarily, not exclusively, with verbs of thinking or observation (such as <know, see>). 
They are always treated as the object verb, and the verb always takes a prefix indicating a third-
person singular object."

{maghom} is the "sentence-as-object" of {vItul}, so you need the {'e'}. It's only with the verb {neH} 
"want" that you don't need it.
   {maghom 'e' vItul}

>'a Saarbrucken qepHom vISuch vISovbe'
   {qepHom vISuch 'e' vISovbe'}
(although this means "I don't know that I visit the qepHom")

Beginners' Grammarian
  ghojwI'pu'wI' vISaH

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