Subordinate clauses

A subordinate clause is a sentence in which the verb has one of the following Type 9 suffixes: -chugh, -DI', -meH, -mo', -pa', or -vIS. [citation needed] It cannot stand alone as its own sentence and must be part of a larger sentence. If the subordinate clause is removed, the remaining sentence can stand on its own.

The subordinate clause gives some condition under which the main sentence occurs, and will often have English words like if, when, before, because, while, etc.


qagh DaparHa'chugh Qe'vam DatIvqu'
If you like qagh, you will really enjoy this restaurant.

targh Dawampa' QInlIj yIjejmoH
Before you hunt targ, sharpen your spear.

The order of the main sentence and the subordinate clause is flexible:

QInlIj yIjejmoH targh Dawampa'
Sharpen your spear before you hunt targ

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Category: Grammar    Latest edit: 10 Dec 2014, by KlingonTeacher    Created: 08 Sep 2014 by BradWilson
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