[tlhIngan Hol] Each
a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Thu Dec 1 08:36:26 PST 2016
What is the Klingon for "each" as distinct from "all" or "every" and such? I get the impression that English "each" is a singular which is to be taken as meaning one, then another, then another, and so on, of a stated group, like a computer language statement that means "for j = 1, 2, 3, etc, to n repeat/iterate the following statements".
"Tthe men had a phaser" could mean that the whole group had one phaser between them.
"The men had phasers" could mean that some of thee group had phasers.
"Each man in the group had a phaser" would mean and be shorthand for:"John had a phaser; Peter had a phaser; Baz had a phaser; Steve had a phaser; ....etc...." iterated across the whole group.
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