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Re: {-Daq} in complex sentences (was Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe')

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

>> Without the right context, It could be misunderstood as referring to
>> *a* flee-er's ship instead of *the* specific ship of he-who-fled.
>> But it's hard to imagine a line like that coming without warning.

ja' SuStel:

> Now you're just looking for trouble.

DubepmoH nuq?  jIja' ghaytan yap.

> Of course context will tell you
> whether it's "a" flee-er or "the" flee-er!

Isn't that what I said?  It's not in exactly those words, granted,  
but if you look again I think you'll see that it implies the same thing.

> This is always true in
> Klingon, where there are no articles to make this distinction for you.

Type 4 noun suffixes usually suffice to make the distinction.  That's  
why I thought {Haw'wI' Duj} had the potential to be less clear than  
{DujDaj} after {ghaH} is specified.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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