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Re: KLBC: The North Wind and the Sun

ghunchu'wI' 'utlh (

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Michael Everson<> wrote:
>>> ’Iv HoS law’ ’Iv HoS puS,
> On 26 Jun 2009, at 00:40, David Trimboli wrote:
>> It looks like you're trying to use {'Iv} as a relative pronoun, but
>> it doesn't work that way.
> No, I was using them in genitive relation to {HoS}.

The {HoS} in your comparitive is a verb. If you're using it as a noun,
your comparitive has no verb of quality.

> ...since the interrogative pronoun 'Iv is treated
> as a noun as far s pronominal suffixes are concerned, I assumed that
> it could stand in genitival relation to HoS. If not... how do you say
> "whose?" "Whose manuscript? My manuscript" =  {?????. ghItlhwIj.}

{'Iv HoS} can mean "whose strength". If you're using that phrase as a
noun in a comparative, though, you still need a verb before the {law'}
and {puS}. However, why get unnecessarily wordy? Ask "who is
stronger?", not "whose strength is greater?"

-- ghunchu'wI'

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