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Re: Ditransitive reflexives

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



--- On Tue, 10/27/09, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:
> 
> {tam} means "exchange, substitute," so {yuch lutampu'}
> probably means 
> "they substituted chocolate (for something else)."
> 
> Without reflexive pronouns, I don't see any way to express
> this short of 
> completely recasting it. Knowing the context would be
> necessary for 
> this. For example, {muSHa'chuqmo' be' loD je, bangDajvaD
> yuch nobpu' 
> Hoch qoch.}
> 

I would probably use parallel verb phrases: {be'vaD yuch nob loD 'ej loDvaD yuch nob be'}. We know that Klingon doesn't mind this sort of repetition.

-- ter'eS 






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