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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghoD

Anthony Appleyard ( [KLI Member]

<blockquote style="margin-right: 0px; margin-left:15px;"><div class="WordSection1">Compare:-<br><br>{wIlegh tlhInganpu'} :: we Klingons see<span></span> :: Latin [Tlingani videmus]<br><br>{wIlegh<u>lu'</u> tlhInganpu'} :: one sees us Klingons / we Klingons are seen :: Latin [Tlingani videm<span>u<u>r</u>]<br><br>This "impersonal" looks somewhat like a Latin passive in verb suffix use, but like an impersonal in the word order. <br><br>wide = legh, mus = wI, r = lu'<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" lang="EN-US"></span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" lang="EN-US">From:</span></b> Will Martin [] <br><div><div style="border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0cm 0cm 0cm"><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Tahoma&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;" lang="EN-US"><b>Sent:</b> October 20, 2015 8:45<br><b>To:</b><br><b>Subject:</b> Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghoD<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p><div><p class="MsoNormal">I’m sure this was discussed to death years ago, but it occurs to me that {lu-} is the only prefix used with {-lu’} that indicates a direct object. It’s further interesting by reversing the number of the subject and object, since the unknown subject is singular, but the known object is plural, while the prefix suggests the opposite.<o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class="MsoNormal">It’s one of the weird exceptions that makes the rule, I suppose...<o:p></o:p></p></div><br></div></blockquote><br><p></p>
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