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Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'

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

ja' qa'vaj:

> Does that imply that <pronoun> is not a grammatical sentence,   
> because can't the topic be placed in the header as well?

A lone pronoun as a sentence might or might not be grammatical.   
We've never seen one, and TKD doesn't describe pronouns as verbs  
without putting either an object or a locative in front of them.   
Depending on one's interpretation, {jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'} could  
be an example of a pronoun with verb suffixes acting as a clause with  
neither an object nor a locative, but if that's the case, it still  
has a head noun.

I don't see how header-placed topics have any bearing on the  
question.  (Actually, I'm not all that comfortable with the concept  
of header-placed topics in general.  The only place I can remember  
having seen one in canon is in a {law'/puS} construction, which  
doesn't follow the typical O-V-S pattern of a Klingon sentence anyway.)

-- ghunchu'wI'

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