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Re: Aw: Re: jI-x-ghach? (was Re: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e')

> I still don't know why {qaghojmoHghach} should mean "my
> teaching you" instead of "your being caused to learn by me" or "the process
> of you being taught by me" or even something else which I don't know.

ja' HomDoq:
>could you explain where you see the difference in these
>three phrasings? to me they all seem to say the same thing.

They're all talking about the same thing, but the emphasis is different.
One focuses on what I'm doing; another focuses on what you're doing; yet
another focuses on the activity itself.

I'm having a very hard time making {-ghach} work with a prefixed verb.  I
can puzzle out the intent behind it, though it sounds like it suffers from
a major incompatibility.  {-wI'} and {-ghach} nominalize verbs, but a verb
with a prefix is a *sentence*.  If you want to use a whole sentence as a
noun, the pronouns {'e'} and {net} are there for you.

>(btw. I read "my teaching you" as equal to "me teaching you",
>if that makes any difference to your explanation)

Using "my" instead of "me" is correct grammar. :-)

-- ghunchu'wI'

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