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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



Aha! I assume that example is cannon?  Very cool, then...

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 12:46, Fiat Knox <fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- On Mon, 23/11/09, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> This is quite interesting, actually, since Klingon actually
>> contrasts intentionality with non-intentionality. Compare:
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>> bom Qoypu' puq
>> the child heard the song
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>> bom Qoyta' puq
>> the child heard the song (by eavesdropping?)
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>> What do y'all think of Qoyta'?
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> chaq nuQoyta' jagh ghoqwI' - "An enemy spy may have listened in on us."
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>> Can one use -ta' with verbs that would otherwise have experiencer subjects?
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> I'll leave this for the linguists among us to argue over.
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