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Re: Conjunctions discussed, dishonor insinuated (was Re: intuition and grammar (was Re: Ditransitive reflexives))

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

Tracy Canfield wrote:
> 2009/10/28 David Trimboli <>
>> Tracy Canfield wrote:
>>> 2009/10/28 Steven Lytle <>
>>>> It's safer to walk around a hole than to jump in. We don't know
>>>> how deep the holes are, and they're difficult to illuminate.

>>> Doch Qob je Doch Hurgh ghoSvIp’a’ tlhIngan?   Gracious me.

>> ghobe', 'ach qoH vuvbe' SuS, 'ej QarghDaq pumpu'chugh, jagh 
>> SuvlaHbe'. may' che'ronDaq Qam tlhIngan 'e' maS.

> So ghobe' counts as a sentence for purposes of a conjunction like
> 'ach?

Yes, it does. {ghobe'} is an exclamation, and exclamations "stand as
sentences in their own right." (TKD 5.5)

Since we're on the subjects of conjunctions, note that noun conjunctions 
come *after* the final noun of the sequence. {Doch Qob Doch Hurgh je} 
"dangerous thing and dark thing"

If you wanted to say "dangerous and dark thing," you can apply both 
verbs to a single noun. There are a few ways to do this, but one is: 
{Qobbogh Doch 'ej Hurghbogh}. Some would say this as {Qobbogh 'ej 
Hurghbogh Doch}. Both are attested.

> chaq QarghDaq jagh tu'lu'.  Danejta'be'chugh, bISovlaHbe'.

Hoch QarghDaq Datu'bogh bISup'a'? Atari "E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial" 

tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhDI' tlhIngan jIH 'e' vIghetbe'. qaquvHa'moH 'e' 

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