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[Tlhingan-hol] tlhoS

Fiat Knox (fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk)



<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:garamond, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>I just heard that there is an adverbial, </span><span><span>{tlhoS} "almost, nearly, virtually, not quite" (adv). </span>It's perfect - I needed just this word - but I have to know: are there any special instructions for its use in a sentence? Or is it straightforward enough to just bung it in the sentence before the regular {OVS} construction like {jaS} and {nom} and {pe'vIl}?</span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">I was thinking along the lines of wondering whether it could be used like {neH} to modify a noun - *{loD tlhoS ghaH puqloDlI''e'} Your son is
 almost a man*; or does it just go at the start - {tlhoS loD ghaH puqloDlI''e'} - like other regular adverbials, e.g. {nom loD moj puqloDlI'} "Your son grew up quickly" or {loQ bIlI'} "You are slightly useful"</div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">Actually, as insults go, {loQ bIlI'} and {tlhoS bIlI'} - "You are slightly useful" and "You are almost useful" - sound pretty awesome and snarky. I must write them down.</div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color:
 transparent; font-style: normal;">But back to tlhoS. Can anyone tell me where this first appeared, if anyone else has heard of it?<br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++<br></div><div>Freelance Author</div><br><div><br></div><div>The Plainclothes Clown: http://fiat-knox.livejournal.com<br>The Serpent's Tongue: http://toscapetheserpentstongue.blogspot.com/</div></div></body></html>
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