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Re: Comparatives

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

David Trimboli wrote:
> Tracy Canfield wrote:
>> For comparatives, TKD uses the construction
>> A Q law' B Q puS
>> In all the examples, A and B are nouns.  If you're comparing, for 
>> example, "we" and "you", do you have to include the pronouns, or is
>>  it okay to just use prefixes on the verbs?

> The "A Q" and "B Q" parts are not clauses. Only your last example is 
> correct: {maH Do' law' tlhIH Do' puS} "we are more fortunate than 
> you." A and B must be noun phrases; Q must be a verb of quality
> without prefix or suffixes.

Although, come to think of it, we may have some examples with {-Ha'}. I
don't have access to my books right now.

David Trimboli

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