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Verbs with potentially questionable status
Many words are not clear whether they are transitive or not. Does HuS hang
mean "be hanging on the wall" or is it "I hang the coat on the wall."? Without clarification or canon examples, we will never be sure to know.
|| alter, change
|| hide, cloak
This question would probably be clearer if it asked whether the verb expresses a state or quality. Such verbs can follow a noun in an adjectival usage, and can serve as the verb in a law'/puS
construction. In typical linguistic usage, the term "stative" can apply to such things as "sleep" or "stand". These words don't match the relevant concept in Klingon grammar.
|| err, be mistaken
|| move, be in motion
|| vIH qagh The Gagh is moving
|| have a headache
|| be taken away
|| _ be at a negative angle_
chegh return is intransitive -- CK
I'm pretty sure that Okrand has used this both ways. He uses it with the destination returned to as the object in the interview in HolQeD
in which he explains verbs of motion
. Here we see the problem with trying to classify verbs based only on their transitivity. The important information here is that the subject of the verb chegh
is that which goes back to a previous location.
|| canon example
|| 'uSDaj chop! chev! Chew that arm!
|| Dejpu'bogh Hov rur qablIj You face looks like a collapsed star (lit. a star which has collapsed)
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|| TKW, KGT
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|| cry out
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|| meQtaHbogh qachDaq Suv qoH neH. (It's also transitive; see below.)
|| strike, impact
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|| TKW, PK
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|| mataHmeH maSachnIS To survive, we must expand.
|| nagh tetlaH tujvam
has the animals being bred as the object, and the entity bringing the animals together for that purpose as the subject.
pause is intransitive -- loQ yIyev PK
sting is transitive -- mu'aw' mInDu'wIj CK
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meQ is stative -- Ha'DIbaHmey meQ Sop 'e' tIv tera'nganpu'. CK
meQ is transitive -- to'waQ meQ vutwI'. KGT
(It's also intransitive; see above.)