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Re: The topic marker -'e'

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



Tracy Canfield wrote:
> 2009/11/26 Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>:
>> It seems clear that {-vaD} is at least primarily an indirect object
>> marker, which means it's not at all clear what to do with it outside
>> of a sentence.  The few examples we have of such use are just not that
>> enlightening.
>>
> This isn't clear to me, since the "indirect object marker" usage in
> TKD appeared in an appendix.
> 
> The example in the section on -vaD in TKD seems to be a very
> straightforward usage that should be usable in other sentences:

Indeed, I don't agree that {-vaD} is an indirect object marker. When 
there is an indirect object, it's probably got {-vaD} on it, but that's 
not the same as saying everything with {-vaD} is an indirect object. 
Klingon reserves no special inflection or position for indirect objects; 
they are just a consequence of other features of the sentence.

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