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Re: Use of -'e' (was Re: The topic marker -'e')

ghunchu'wI' 'utlh (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Terrence Donnelly
<terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Not to open a perhaps stale can of worms, but I didn't think you could use {-e'}, or any other Type 5 noun suffix, on a subject.  I know TKD's definition of {-'e'} sort of conflates the notions of topic and focus, but do we have any canon examples of subjects with {-'e'}?

Tracy provided one yesterday.

The Klingon Way page 123:
{reH Hegh yoHwI'pu''e'} "Always it is the brave ones who die."
I believe this was spoken by Kor in "Errand of Mercy".

TKD also gives the (somewhat erroneous) example {lujpu' jIH'e'} "I
(and only I) have failed."

This is all before bringing in the many "to be" sentences which *all*
have {-'e'} on the subject (barring dialectical variations).

-- ghunchu'wI'






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