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Re: HeghmeH QaQbogh jaj yIngu'

tulwI' asks:

>>jIQupqa' vIneH'a' jIH? loQ. loQ jIpay. loQ jIchoH vIneH. jIQupqa' vIneH
>>'ach qanwI' Sov vISov vIneH, jIQuptaHvIS. DuHHa'.
>grammar question:
>is it really possible to add /jIQuptaHvIS/ _after_ the ovs-structure 
>(i.e., after the body)? i thought that a phrase like /jIQuptaHvIS/ must go 
>into the header.

No.  Dependent clauses can go either before or after the main clause.  Cf. 
TKD (p.63) for an explicit example:

   SutlhtaHvIS chaH DIHIvpu' = DIHIvpu' SutlhtaHvIS chaH
   While they were negotiating we attacked them.

Stating the dependent clause first is apparently a matter of good - or, at 
least, the most common - Klingon style.  It's not a grammatical requirement.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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