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RE: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e'

ja'pu' Holtej:
>>Instead of creating some rule to explain what the case is of a particular
>>word, you just look at it's placement.

ja' tulwI':
>this is absolutely sufficient in order to understand what's a
>subject, object or header. but, for example, in order to understand
>the difference between the header nouns /batlh/, /naDev/, /DaHjaj/
>you have to say "cases", or "X".

STOP!  Go back.  Look at {batlh} again.  It's not a "header noun".  If it
appears in a non-subject, non-object role, it's most likely an adverbial.
Do NOT include sentences like {batlh bIHeghjaj} when trying to figure out
an underlying explanation for nouns' behavior.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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