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RE: Sentences as objects

Steven Boozer (

>> I wouldn't see {QIj} as a verb of saying since, as Voragh
>> pointed out, you don't have to speak to explain something.

>I'd love to see an example of this, because I'm having a very hard time
>envisioning a situation in which a speech act can be delivered without
>speaking, or something equivalent to speaking; since Okrand never really

One can explain in writing or an email (as we are doing here!).  E.g.:  

  Okrand explained (KGT p. 149) that the object of {QIj} is that which
  is explained, while the person to whom the explanation is given is
  the indirect object.

Canon Master of the Klingons

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