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RE: nom*i*nal*ize 2. to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase

Terrence Donnelly ( [KLI Member]

--- On Mon, 9/14/09, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
> I.e. {lo'laHghach}, {lo'laHbe'ghach}, {naDHa'ghach} and
> {naDqa'ghach} (all from TKD).  In TKW he used
> {quvHa'ghach} "dishonor" in our sole example of a
> "{-ghach}ed noun" in a sentence:
>   qaStaHvIS wej puq poHmey vav puqloDpu' puqloDpu'chaj
> je quvHa'moH
>    vav quvHa'ghach 
>   The dishonor of the father dishonors his sons and
> their sons for
>    three generations. TKW
> Note that all five of these have another suffix between the
> verb and {-ghach}.

What's interesting about these is that these are different types of suffixes. From MO's description, it sounded like you couldn't use a naked verb plus {-ghach} because some sort of time or state was implied by {-ghach} that the naked verb didn't convey, so one had to use one of the "aspectual" suffixes, such as {-taH} or {-qa'}. But the only aspectual suffix in the above group is {-qa'}, and the others are more like modal suffixes.  So maybe the need for an intervening suffix is more of a formal requirement than something inherent in the meaning of {-ghach}.

-- ter'eS

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