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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Ozymandias

ghunchu'wI' (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Sep 18, 2013, at 11:17 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:

>> I met a traveller from an antique land
>> Sep ngo'qu'vo' lengpu'bogh vay' vIqIH.
> 
> ... why not simply say {lengwI'} "traveller" instead of {lengpu'bogh vay'} "someone who has travelled"?  E.g.
> 
>  Sep tIQvo' lengwI' vIqIH

He has traveled from there. You didn't meet him from there (if that can even make sense). The phrasing with {lengpu'bogh} is clearly superior.

-- ghunchu'wI' 
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