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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] A long word

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On 3/18/2015 12:28 PM, Alan Anderson wrote:
On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 12:09 PM, Anthony Appleyard
<> wrote:

V:visit VS1:each_other VS2:need VS3:[do_again|resume] VS4:cause VS5:be_able
VS6:apparently VS7:continuous VS8:honorific VS9:-ation* NS1:diminutive
NS2:pl_gen NS3:so_called NS4:your_pl_nonsentient NS5:due_to

I have a semi-tangential nitpick. What are you using that analyzes
{-raj} as "your_pl_nonsentient"? The {-ra'} vs. {-raj} distinction is
based on ability to use language, not ability to experience

He is probably thinking of the common science-fiction usage; see <>, which even includes a Star Trek example.

It's still not correct, but even the definition "capable of using language" is subject to exceptions.


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