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Re: The topic marker -'e'

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

Christopher Doty wrote:
> Okay, let me try to clarify a bit what I was saying, since I clearly
> wasn't explicit enough.  I often forget how much knowledge a lay
> person has about linguistics and terminology, and I didn't give enough
> background.  This is pretty long, and not much about Klingon, but I
> need to outline what I meant a bit more clearly for those who care (if
> only to find some typo or mistake I've made and then respond only to
> that :).

It's interesting stuff, but I for one will have to take your word for 
it, for it goes beyond my knowledge at this time. But I certainly don't 
begrudge any conversation about it!

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 15:59, David Trimboli <> wrote:
>> This is also not antipassive voice. In antipassive voice, the object
>> vanishes or gets demoted; this does not happen here.
> I never said anything about this being an antipassive; the antipassive
> I was referring to is the use of intransitive prefixes with otherwise
> transitive verbs.  This has nothing to do with antipassives.

I didn't mean to suggest you had said that. Someone had mentioned the 
antipassive earlier, so I thought I'd add that to the list of "this is 
not that."

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