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Re: Sentences as objects

Terrence Donnelly ( [KLI Member]

> The point of Okrand's explanation was that there are no
> indirect quotations in Klingon, and that direct quotes are
> actually independent sentences referred to by another
> independent sentence.

Actually, to correct myself, I think Okrand's point was that reported speech can never be an object of a verb of saying, and probably not of any verb. The English distinction between indirect and direct reported speech is therefore not relevant to Klingon.

-- ter'eS

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