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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Question on Reason Clauses

Anthony Appleyard ( [KLI Member]

In the English, "why you killed him" is an "indirect question"; to distinguish this construction from an ordinary relative clause, insert "the answer to the question" before the apparent relative word:  "I know (the answer to the question) why you killed him"; if the result makes sense and good grammar (apart from sounding officialese), it is an indirect question, and started as an ordinary question: "I know" + "Why killed you him?".<br><p></p>
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