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Re: nuq bach?

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On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 6:38 AM, Rohan F <> wrote:
> ghItlhpu' qa'vaj, jatlh:
> >The entity that the shooter is intending to hit when he shoots seems like
> a
> >natural {-vaD} to me.  But, I don't have any problem erasing that notion
> >once I reach the point of being convinced (which is not yet).
> There's an example in "The Undiscovered Country" that might convince you:
> Qo'noS wa'Daq baHta'
> "They fired [intentionally] upon Kronos One." (ST:VI)

> ...ray' HopDaq bachlu'meH chuqna' ghurmoH naQvam
> "This [stock] serves to ... increase the effective range for distance
> targeting." (S14)
maj.  These combined with the ST5 line from Voragh make a pretty conclusive
case for {-Daq}.

But it wasn't that {-Daq] is what Klingons use with {bach} that I was
wanting to be convinced of.

(from SuStel's comment mainly) I'm left with the impression that if we had
no canon for {bach}, and didn't know that Klingons use {-Daq}, {-vaD}
wouldn't work anyway for some reason intrinsic in the definition of {-vaD}.
If that's the case, then there is something wrong with my understanding of

If on the other hand it's simply a matter that, yes {-vaD} might be expected
to work grammatically, but Klingons actually use {-Daq}; then no problem.

qo'lIj DachenmoHtaH

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