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Re: usage of type-7 aspect suffix {-pu}

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



Good catch, mI'qey.

At 10:37 AM 12/6/2007, you wrote:
>Doq:
> > > (chenmoH is an  action verb, not a stative one -- it would be
> > > stative without the -moH) ...
>
>mI'qey:
> >I don't understand this.  I don't know how {chen} is
> >used in canon (other than as part of {chenmoH}), but
> >it's defined as "build up, take form" and this doesn't
> >seem like a stative concept to me.  Isn't taking form
> >(unlike "having form") an active process rather than a
> >state?
>
>Indeed.  {chen} and {boq} "ally with" are used in math in these examples
>from HolQeD 9.3:
>
>4 + 3 = 7
>wej boq loS; chen Soch
>"four allies with three; seven forms".
>
>2 + 1 = 3
>wa' boq cha'; chen wej
>"two allies with one, three forms".
>
>(N.B. *not* *{luboq} with the {lu-} prefix since "in these mathematical
>constructions, the numbers, even those higher than one, are considered
>singular from a grammatical point of view." )
>
>4 ­ 3 = 1
>loS boqha' wej; chen wa'
>"three dissociates from four, one forms".
>
>2 x 3 = 6
>cha'logh boq'egh wej; chen jav
>"twice, three allies with itself, six forms".
>
>6 ÷ 3 = 2
>[6 divided by 3 equals 2]
>wejlogh boqHa''egh jav; chen cha'
>"three times, six dissociates from itself, two forms"
>
>
>
>
>--
>Voragh
>Ca'Non Master of the Klingons






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