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Re: Suffix {-taH} on verbs referring to states

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



I guess I meant more with verbs of quality, like colors, sizes, etc.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:10, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Chris Doty:
>>> A more important question, perhaps, is:
>>> can stative verbs take <-taH>??
>
> 'ISqu':
>>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)
>>
>>   tay'taHbe' 'Iw bIQ je.
>>      Blood and water don't mix. (TKW, p. 34)
>
> Some more examples of {tay'}:
>
> reH tay' ghot tuqDaj je
> One is always of his tribe.
> ("A person and his house are always together"). TKW
>
> tay' qeylor molor tuq je
> Kahlor is of the House of Molor.
> Kahlor is from the House of Molor.
> ("Kahlor and the House of Molor are together.") (st.k 9/97)
>
> matay' jIH molor tuq je
> I am of the House of Molor.
> ("The House of Molor and I are together.") (st.k 9/97)
>
> Sutay' SoH molor tuq je
> You are of the House of Molor.
> ("The House of Molor and you are together.") (st.k 9/97)
>
> matay'DI' vIHtaHbogh bIQ rur mu'qaDmey
> Between us, curses run like water. PK
>
> wa' Dol nIvDaq matay'DI' maQap
> We succeed together in a greater whole. TKW
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> --
> Voragh
> Canon Master of the Klingons
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