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Suffix {-choH} on verbs referring to actions:

Agnieszka Solska ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

QInvam vIlabta'. pawDI' moH. DaH vIlabqa'. chaq moHbe'.

Chris Doty commenting on canon examples involving {-choH}:

>All of these examples have <-choH> attached to a verb 
>that describes a state or a quality (often called in 
>linguistics stative verbs).  It might well be that <-choH> 
>marks an entrance into a specific state.
>The exception to this is for verbs of motion, but 
>since Okrand specific states that <-choH> goes with verbs 
>of motion, I think that's fine.  But where do we not see 
><-choH>? With verbs that actually describe an action 
>(i.e., active verbs).  

One of the examples listed by Voragh had {'uch} in it.
Another one had {qaS} it it. Surely, both verbs refer 
to actions:

   wa' jaj 'etlh 'uchchoHlaH tlhIngan puqloD 
   jajvetlh loD nen moj.
     The son of a Klingon is a man 
     the day he can first hold a blade.
     (TKW, p. 177)

   laS veghaS HIltonDaq <<Hov leng: yIjeSchu'>> qaSchoHmo', 
   bIlopqu'meH HIlton yIghoS.
      Come celebrate the grand opening of "Star Trek: 
      The Experience" at the Las Vegas Hilton.

I have another example in my notes, though one might argue 
that paying attention or concentrating does not constitute 
an action:

   jemS tIy qIrq. loDHom jIHDI' qIrq qun vIqImchoH.
      James T. Kirk. I've followed his history since I was a boy.
      (MO's ST5 notes)


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