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Re: Yet another newbie!

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Steven Boozer wrote:

> So how do we say "The Great Hall is not there"?:
> 
>   ? pa' 'oHtaHbe' vaS'a''e'.  
>   ? pa' 'oHbe'taH vaS'a''e'
> 
> The variants with {tu'lu'} seem fairly clear:
> 
>   pa' vaS'a' tu'lu'be'.
>   pa' vaS'a' tu'be'lu'.
> 
> but it's not clear (to me at least) what, if anything,
 > is the difference in meaning between the two.

Note that, according to TKD 4.2.7, "The absence of a Type 7 suffix 
usually means that the action is not completed and is not continuous..." 
This might be significant in deciding whether there is any difference 
between {-be'taH} and {-taHbe'}.

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