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Re: Questions with law'/puS

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



--- On Thu, 7/2/09, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM,
> Doq<doq@embarqmail.com>
> wrote:
> > jIH val law' SoH val puS, qar'a'?
> 
> I thought about it, and it'll do in a pinch, but it's not
> quite what
> I'm looking for.  You appear to be stating ahead of
> time a belief that
> the answer to the question is yes.
> 
> "X is better than Y, right?"
> 
> I was looking for a more neutral
> 
> "Is X better than Y?"
> 
> But I'm assuming we don't actually have a way to say
> that.  Do'Ha'.
> 
> > Doq
> >
> > On Jul 2, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> >
> >> Do we know how to turn a law'/puS statement into a
> yes/no question,
> >> e.g. "is X more Y than Z?"
> >>
> 
> -- 
> Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>
> 

This is what I was getting at when I proposed in another context {SuS bIr HoS law''a' qo' Hov HoS pus'a'}. But I apparently only dreamed that we had canon support for putting verb suffixes on the {law'/puS} pair.

-- ter'eS






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