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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



> I haven't been watching too closely to this thread, just catching the general discussion.  So,
> without being influenced by any side of this discussion I thought I would throw in what this average
> speaker reads in this.
>
> Because of the -vaD, yIHvaD must be in what some would call the header; and the sentence itself
> states that a/the dishonorable battle is a/the battle.
> "To benefit the tribbles, the dishonorable battle is a battle."
> "For the benefit of the tribbles, the dishonorable battle is a battle."

I'm not getting this reading at all.  -vaD isn't "for the benefit of"
but "recipient."






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