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Re: nuq bach?

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On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 8:52 PM, David Trimboli <> wrote:
> {-vaD} indicates a beneficiary, not a target. {HeSwI'vaD bach yaS} means
> "The officer shot (something) for the criminal."
I don't see the point being made here. {-vaD} also marks the indirect
object.  Given that Klingons consider the thing begin shot the direct object
of {bach}, it doesn't seem entirely unreasonable to take the thing being
shot at as the indirect object.  Even if the section 6.8 usage of {-vaD] is
ignored, the section 3.3.5 usage has <for, intended for>.  "The officer shot
(something) intended for the criminal" works in the English, at least.  The
only way I can see 3.3.5 excluding {-vaD} is to interpret that section as
restricting {-vaD} to only 'for' in a sense like  'for the benefit of' or
'in the interest of' or maybe 'on behalf of'.

qo'lIj DachenmoHtaH

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