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Re: [KLBC?] word order and sentence in General.

MorphemeAddict (MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com) [KLI Member] [Hol taghwI']



In a message dated 6/24/2009 16:47:00 Eastern Daylight Time, 
qlingon@xs4all.nl writes:

> qavan, ghoj[moH]wI'pu' QeDwI'pu' je
> 

Since your email was directed at many people, the I+you plural prefix {Sa-} 
would be better:  

Savan!  ghoj[moH]wI'pu' QeDwI'pu' je.

If this verb is placed after the noun phrase, it makes a sentence with 
object and verb, a more cohesive and unitary structure, assuming that the 
object, which is nominally third person, can be used as the object of a verb with 
a second person object prefix.  I don't see any conflict with the "prefix 
trick", though, since there is no indirect object to confuse things.  

ghoj[moH]wI'pu' QeDwI'pu' je Savan.

If the object person conflict is too great, then simply use {vI-} on the 
verb: 

ghoj[moH]wI'pu' QeDwI'pu' je vIvan.

Qapla'!

lay'tel SIvten






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