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Re: The topic marker -'e'

ghunchu'wI' (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Nov 24, 2009, at 9:40 PM, Christopher Doty wrote:

>> In a sentence with a verb bearing {-lu'}, the subject is indefinite.
>
> Yes, because it is unimportant, and thus demoted, and thus gone.

Um...do you realize that you're agreeing with a statement that  
contradicts what you said before?

On Nov 24, 2009, at 9:01 PM, Christopher Doty wrote:

> With
> -lu' in Klingon, we see just such a thing: the one doing the action
> goes away, and the patient is now the subject.

Which one did you mean?  (Or perhaps I should ask which one has the  
typo, as those seem to be a valid explanation for some of the things  
I read from you that seem incomplete or inconsistent.)

-- ghunchu'wI'






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