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Sentences as objects

I just read through the lesson on "Sentences as objects", and it includes a section that I am confused by.

Don't be misled by English grammar and use something like nuneH they want us -- the Klingon grammatical object of want is the omitted 'e'.

This led me to think that neH has a better translation of want that, because it says we shouldn't use nuneH to mean they want us. This led me to want to know how to say a phrase like they want us. So, I went digging.

As best as I can tell from my other Klingon Resources (TKD, boQwI', ...), the phrase they want us can be expressed by nuneH, so I reread that section in the lesson again, and I think it could use some clarification. I think it should read something like this to increase clarity of instruction:

Don't be misled by English grammar and use something like nuneH to end a sentence like Sop nuneH meaning they want us to ... -- the Klingon grammatical object of want is the omitted 'e'.

November 13, 2019

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Thank you for the feedback. I can see how a little extra explanation could be clearer, so I have expanded that section. I hope it is easier to understand now. But it may take a couple of days to be available in the course.

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