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Re: Comparatives

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



Christopher Doty wrote:
>> The sentence should be {nuqDaq waqwIj vIlamHa'choHmoH}. If the space is
>> in the text, it's an error.
> 
> Why is it an error? Why can't it be there?

I just checked the text. There is no space there. It reads what I said 
above: nuqDaq waqwIj vIlamHa'choHmoH.

If it *had* been {nuqDaq waqwIj vIlamHa' choHmoH}, it wouldn't make any 
sense according to any rules we know. The first part would be something 
like "where do I be clean my shoes?" The last word would mean "it makes 
it change," and there is no valid connection between these two clauses.

>> In either case, there is no adjectival verb in this sentence.
> 
> Why not?

Because there isn't one. An adjectival verb is a verb that modifies a 
noun. The only verb in the sentence in the text is "vIlamHa'choHmoH," 
and that's not modifying a noun. If the sentence *did* contain {vIlamHa' 
choHmoH} with the space, neither {vIlamHa'} nor {choHmoH} is modifying 
any noun, and {choH} isn't even a verb of quality.

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