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"Grandmother, why do you have many teeth?"

Translation:SoSnI', qatlh Ho'Du' law' Daghaj?

April 22, 2018



I am wondering whether the 'a' in this sentence could be an error. I notice that it generally does not appear in other questions formed with interrogative pro-adverbs like nuqDaq, chay' or ghorgh.

Compare with the other sentences in the unit: ghorgh manargh, chay' chobIj or even qatlh DaHoH, none of which have an 'a'.


You're right; this is a WH question, not a yes–no question, and the -'a' suffix should not be there.

I've "removed" this sentence and added a corrected version.

Thanks for spotting the mistake!

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