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Suffix {-taH} on verbs referring to states

Agnieszka Solska (agnpau1@hotmail.com) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']




   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  

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SIv Chris Doty:

 

> A more important question, perhaps, is: 

> can stative verbs take <-taH>??

 

ghunchu'wI'
already mentioned {rIntaH}, which literally means 

"it
continues to be finished/accomplished".

 

I found the following examples in the canon:

 

   Hem tlhIngan Segh 'ej maHemtaH 'e'wIHech.

      Klingons are a
proud race, and we intend 

      to
go on being proud.

      (TKW, p.13)

 

   tay'taHbe'
'Iw bIQ je.

      Blood and water don't
mix.

       (TKW, p. 34)

 

It
may seem that {tay'}, "be together," is a verb referring 

to an action, not a state.
However, the following example 

from canon shows that it can
in fact refer to a state and can 

even be used to modify nouns:

 

   wo'
tay' tlhInganpu' maH! 

   We are U.K. Klingons! 

      (We are together Empire
Klingons!)

      (RADIO TIMES)

 

'ISqu'

 

 

 

 		 	   		  
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