[tlhIngan Hol] [Tlhingan-hol] Liquid Nitrogen

Rhona Fenwick qeslagh at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 5 08:41:50 PDT 2016

jIjatlhpu' jIH:

> But in {rugh bIQSIp}, {bIQSIp} by virtue of its position is clearly

> qualifying the type of {rugh} - that is, "hydrogen of antimatter":

mujang SuStel, jatlh:

> I think you've got that backward: in rugh bIQSIp, rugh is qualifying

> the type of bIQSIp. It's hydrogen, of the antimatter kind.

Qualifying in the linguistic sense, yes, you're absolutely right.

That said, in a genitive of composition like this, N2 forms a subset of N1: a slice of meat, a page of a novel, grains of quadrotriticale. That's the only sense in which I meant that N2 was qualifying N1 (in the Merriam-Webster, "to reduce from a general to a particular or restricted form") - not grammatically, only pragmatically. I should have used "select" or "specify" or something similar, to avoid the technical connotations of "qualify".

QeS 'utlh
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