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Re: Questions with law'/puS

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Steven Boozer wrote:
> I expected more, but I could only find 3 examples of {-'a'} on a quality:
> 
>   qIpmeH Qatlh'a'?
>   Difficult to hit? ST5

And in this case the entire sentence is suspect, because it's wrong. It 
literally means something like, "Is it [the probe] being difficult so 
that I may hit it?" Okrand forgot that {-meH} represents a purpose 
clause, not every English infinitive. More appropriate would have been 
something like, {Qatlh'a' qIpmeH 'eb} "Is the opportunity for hitting 
difficult?"

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