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Question for KLBC - My hand hurts

Philip Scott (

Hello fellow linguists.How do you say something hurts.  Does it work like English?
*'oy' ghopwij*
Or is it more like my hand is hurting me
*mu'oy' ghopwij*
or do we have to use a completely different construction?
--- On Sat, 28/11/09, David Trimboli <> wrote:

From: David Trimboli <>
Subject: Re: Checking understanding of -be'
Date: Saturday, 28 November, 2009, 1:58

Seruq wrote:

>> There is no indication anywhere that {-lu'be'} means "not anyone at
>> all" or "no one." There is a word for "no one": {pagh}.
> In that case we also have a word for "someone".

True, and Okrand has used it as a way to get around the conflict between 
{-lu'} and {-laH}: qeylIS lIjlaHbe'bogh vay' "Kahless the Unforgettable."

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