tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Dec 19 19:19:37 2007

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Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'

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

>> So what's wrong with calling it "pronoun as verb"?  Why bring in an
>> approximation from outside our experience when we can name it
>> directly, using the same words TKD uses to describe it in section  
>> 6.3?

ja' SuStel:

> For the same reason we don't only call a subject a "noun phrase that
> does something."

I don't know how what you said is supposed to answer my question.   
What reason are you referring to?

I think we refer to subjects in Klingon grammar using that name  
because that's how TKD describes them.  I think it's reasonable to at  
least consider referring to the Klingon "pronoun as verb" using the  
name "pronoun as verb" -- *for the same reason*.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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