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Klingon WOTD: net (pronoun)

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This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

Category: General

Klingon word:   net
Part of Speech: pronoun 
Definition:     that (previous topic) 
Source: TKD (96 KE, 156 EK) 
Swedish: det (föregående ämne)


Additional Notes:
TKD p. 65: Klingon has two special pronouns, {'e'} and {net}, which refer to the previous sentence as a whole.  They are used primarily, though not exclusively, with verbs of thinking or observation (such as 'know,' 'see').  They are always treated as the object of the verb, and the verb always takes a prefix indicating a third-person singular object.

TKD p. 66: When the verb of the second sentence has a third-person subject (that is, the pronominal prefix is 0) but the intended meaning is 'one' or 'someone,' rather than 'he, she, it' or 'they,' {net} is used instead of {'e'}.
   

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