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Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'

Alan Anderson ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

ja' SuStel:
>>> The locative
>>> meaning applies to {Suv qoH neH}, not {meQtaHbogh qach}.
>> I hope that what you wrote isn't what you meant.  Can you rephrase
>> it?  As it stands, I must disagree completely.  The locative meaning
>> undeniably applies to {meQtaHbogh qach}:  "IN a building which  
>> burns".
> What I wrote is exactly what I meant; you have misunderstood it. The
> locative is a locative of the phrase {Suv qoH neH}. It is not a  
> locative
> of the phrase {meQtaHbogh qach}. {qach} is the subject of  
> {meQtaHbogh},
> but the locative sense doesn't apply to that clause.

I retract my disagreement with your meaning.  I now have trouble only  
with how you expressed it.  I can accept that the phrase "the  
locative meaning applies to" is capable of saying what you intend,  
but I would have understood it much better if it were simply "the  
locative applies to".  I strongly associate "locative meaning" with  
the {-Daq} suffix itself, while the word "locative" alone implies the  
noun (or phrase) bearing the suffix.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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