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Re: Ditransitive reflexives

Tracy Canfield (toastrix@gmail.com)



Thanks!  Do you have something comparable for 'egh?  Obviously they can't
occur in exactly the same contexts, since -chuq is limited to plural
subjects, and sometimes one is meaningful where the other wouldn't be - but
since they're both reflexives, it would be nice to compare the two
distributions.
2009/10/27 Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu>

>
> I don't want to get into speculative grammar, but here is all I have in my
> notes about {-chuq} "reciprocal" together with all known examples:
>
>
> TKD 36:  This suffix is used only with plural subjects. It is translated
> each other or one another. The prefix set indicating "no object" is also
> used when this suffix is used:
>  {maqIpchuq}   we hit each other
>  {SuqIpchuq}   you (plural) hit each other
>  {qIpchuq}     they hit each other
>  {peqIpchuq}   hit each other!
>
>
> KGT 158:  If one wanted to say that two persons collide but not imply that
> they butt heads, the verb {ngeQ} would probably be used along with the
> suffix {-chuq} ("each other") as in {ngeQchuq tera'nganpu'} ("The Terrans
> collide with each other").
>
>
> {ja'chuqmeH rojHom neH jaghla'}
> The enemy commander wishes a truce (in order) to confer. TKD
>
> {maja'chuqjaj?}
> Can we talk? PK
>
> {'uQ wISoppu'DI' maja'chuq}
> We will talk after dinner. PK
>
> {ghobchuq loDnI'pu'}
> "The Brothers Battle One Another"
> (the name of the Kahless and Morath statuette) KCD
>
> {pujchuqmoH}
> they weaken each other (st.klingon [11/1997])
>
> {Hay'chuq}
> They duel one another. KGT
>
> {Hay'chuqchu'}
> They duel one another to the death (i.e. "perfectly"). KGT
>
>
>
> --
> Voragh
> Canon Master of the Klingons
>
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