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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] do {vIttlhegh} become {ngo'} or {qan}?

Brent Kesler ( [KLI Member]

<div dir="ltr"><br><div class="gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Rohan Fenwick <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href=""; target="_blank"></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br>
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<div><div dir="ltr"><br><div>In the other direction, though, I had an Ubykh proverb in my signature for a long time, of which the English translation was &quot;Old roads and old friends will never deceive you&quot;. The problem is that English &quot;old friend&quot; in this circumstance doesn&#39;t really mean {jup qan}. Can one, therefore, talk about a {jup ngo&#39;} - an old friend, one that one has known for a long time - as opposed to a {jup qan}, merely a friend who happens to be old?<br>
<br>I don&#39;t expect an answer, of course - this is a mere rhetorical consideration.<br></div></div></div></blockquote><div><br><br></div><div>jup nI&#39;? <br></div></div></div></div>
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