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  5. "You must talk to him."

"You must talk to him."

Translation:ghaHvaD bIjatlhnIS.

June 24, 2019



Does "ghaHvaD" negate the need for the pronoun Da-?


You would use Da- if you had something specific that you imagined being said. In such a case, the thing you imagine being said would be the object and thus you would need to include an object into the prefix. Without an object, the implication is that the speaker is not imaging a specific thing being said, but rather that talking in general will happen.


That is, the person being addressed is not the object of jatlh. The thing spoken (words, language, lecture) is.

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