tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Sep 18 10:52:29 2002
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> > > > Gina 'oH pongwIj'e'. cha'maH ben jIboghpu'. Doq 'ej wovbe' jIbwIj.
>> > > cha' Saj vIghaj. "glasses" vItuQ.
>> > And if you understand what we did here, then you are well on your way.
>> the only part i don't quite understand is the 'e' in pongwIj'e'
>In reference to Pronoun-as-Tobe TKD p68 tell us:
>"If the subject is a noun, it follows the third-person pronoun (ghaH
>he/she, 'oH it, chaH they, bIH they) and takes the -'e' topic
>suffix (see section 3.3.5)."
>This is one of those "just because it says so" rules.
i found some comfort in the observation that /-'e'/ is used in the
clause "the child that hit the officer".
yaS qIp puq.
the child hits the officer.
yaS qIpbogh puq'e' vIlegh.
i see the child that hits the officer.
yaS'e' qIpbogh puq vIlegh.
i see the officer, that the child hits.
hm, is /pongwIj'e' 'oH Gina/ a legal sentence?