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Re: Qu'wIjHom

Viktor Horak <>:

Suffix order: 
-Hom #2 -wIj #4

{Qu'HomwIj} "my little task"

>Satlho' 'ISqu', DloraH Quvar je. 
>DaH tlhIq'nu jIpong'egh. 

Okay, A name is a name. But I would suggest you put the apostrophe behind the vocal: *tlhIqnu'*, 
because an apostrophe between two consonants is just not pronouncable.

>tlha'bogh Hoghmey *mailing list* pIjHa jIHtaH. 
{pIjHa'} (with an apostrophe) comes usually at the beginning of the phrase.
What's "following weeks"? I think you mean "during some weeks" or so.
For that, {qaStaHvIS} "while happening" is used, like in the phrase from TKW:

  {qaStaHvIS wa' ram loSSaD Hugh SIjlaH qetbogh loD}
  "Four thousand throats may be cut in one night by a running man."

{qaStaHvIS Hoghmey puS...}
"during several weeks..."

For "mailing list", there are several translations that are used on thi list, like {*jabbI'ID ghom} 
"data transmission group" and {*QIn tetlh} "message list".

That forms your main sentence "I am seldom on the mailinglist":
{pIjHa' tetlhDaq jIH}
The whole sentence:

{qaStaHvIS Hoghmey puS pIjHa' tetlhDaq jIH}

>wejmaH leS puqbe'wI' bogh jIQuch.
{puqbe'wI'} is the subject (the one that's born), so the verb preceeds it:
  {bogh puqbe'wI'} "my daughter will be born"

You're happy, "because" your daughter will be born, you you should say that :-) 
add {-mo'} "because" (#9):
  {boghmo' puqbe'wI' jIQuch} 
  "I'm happy because my daughter will be born"

>jIghaqbe' wej.
If you mean {wej} as an adverb, it means "not yet", and as any adverb, it comes at the beginning of 
the sentence (TKD 5.4):
  {wej jIghaqbe')
  "I don't yet not contribute"

> QaghmeywI' pIj HIlugh: 

> mulugh qatlh, jupwI'. 

> tlhIngan Hol vIjatlh vIneH.

It's better you also add in english what you want to say, then it's easier to correct.

Beginners' Grammarian
  ghojwI'pu'wI' vISaH

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