[tlhIngan Hol] {-'e'} on {-DIch}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Dec 20 07:50:46 PST 2016

On 12/20/2016 9:36 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> mayqel qunenoS asked:
>>> can an ordinal number take the {-'e'} ?
> SuStel answered:
>> I don't see why not. Ordinals are still numbers, and numbers
>> are treated grammatically as nouns.
> I quite agree, but I could find only one example of a noun suffix used with {-Dich}:
>    qep'a' wejDIchDaq jatlhtaH tlhIngan Hol HaDwI'pu'.
>    [untranslated] (st.klingon 11/1996?)
> To which SuStel commented some time later (do you remember the date?):
> "... in answering my letter about {qep'a' wejDIch}, Marc Okrand used the phrase {qep'a' wejDIchDaq}. Now, it could be considered just a name, but it may also be possible that noun suffixes can go to the ordinal number."

December 18, 1996. Here is the archived message: 


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