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Re: Basic grammar question

Robyn Stewart (robyn@flyingstart.ca) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



For that reason I usually try to put the first person pronoun first 
in Klingon. :-)

At 04:02 PM 12/5/2007, you wrote:
>ja'pu' Qang qu'wI':
>
> > jIHvaD Degh nob HoD. latlh yaSpu'vaD Deghmey nob je.
> >
> > latlh yaSpu'vaD jIHvaD je Deghmey nob HoD.
>
>ja' SuStel:
> > As an aside, I find it interesting that when you combine the two
> > beneficiaries, you reverse their order. Your beneficiaries in your
> > first
> > example are reversed in your second example. I wonder if you're
> > reversing them because of some notion that in Klingon things are
> > backwards?
>
>I suspect that it's because of that "rule of etiquette" I mentioned.
>It's simply polite to put the first-person pronoun after the third-
>person noun (in English, anyway).
>
>-- ghunchu'wI'






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