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"QonglaHbe'."

Translation:They can't sleep.

April 26, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Attylus_

Could this also mean, "He does not sleep"?

April 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

No -- but it can mean "He cannot sleep."

The -laH indicates ability (and -laHbe', inability).

"He does not sleep." would simply be Qongbe' without the -laH suffix. (Or, of course, it could be Qongbe' ghaH.)

April 26, 2018
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