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Re: Usage of -Ha' (was: Checking understanding of -be')

ghunchu'wI' (

On Nov 27, 2009, at 8:01 PM, David Trimboli wrote:

> {-Ha'} doesn't "rove," even though it's called a rover. It always  
> comes
> right after the verb, before any other suffixes.

That's what TKD tells us, and that's how we use it.  It acts almost  
as though it's part of the verb itself.

In the interests of full disclosure, there's an exceptional example  
in the text for Skybox card SP2, {SuvwI' taj} "Blade of the Warrior":

{...not Hub'eghrupHa' lo'wI'...}
"...the user is never caught at a disadvantage..."

> It gives the verb a sense of either "undo" or "do wrongly."

We also often find Marc Okrand pointing out that {-Ha'} can imply a  
change of state, even without an associated {-choH}.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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