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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Fiat Knox (fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk)



--- On Mon, 23/11/09, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com> wrote:

> This is quite interesting, actually, since Klingon actually
> contrasts intentionality with non-intentionality. Compare:

> bom Qoypu' puq
> the child heard the song

> bom Qoyta' puq
> the child heard the song (by eavesdropping?)

> What do y'all think of Qoyta'?

chaq nuQoyta' jagh ghoqwI' - "An enemy spy may have listened in on us."

> Can one use -ta' with verbs that would otherwise have experiencer subjects?

I'll leave this for the linguists among us to argue over.


      






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