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Re: The topic marker -'e'

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



ghunchu'wI' wrote:
> On Nov 24, 2009, at 8:32 PM, Christopher Doty wrote:
> 
>> The original discussion was, I think, about
>> S's and A's, and these ARE different: intransitive verbs take S
>> prefixes, and transitive verbs take A/O prefixes, so the distinction
>> between S and A is important.
> 
> That looks like a tautology, and it looks incomplete at best.  It  
> doesn't say anything about the actual subjects.  Is there really a  
> distinction between the kinds of subject in the two sentences {jISop}  
> and {vISop}?  {jISop} bears the same prefix as {jIbIr}; do they have  
> the same sorts of subjects?

Yes, there's a problem there, because "intransitive" verbs in Klingon 
may indicate general objects instead of no object. I don't really 
understand the S and A and O stuff though...

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