[tlhIngan Hol] mutpu' or mutmey ?

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 07:40:01 PST 2016

> {tuqmeyraj} not *{tuqpu’ra’} –  two such suffixes (a “twofer”)

thank you voragh for sharing these canon examples. but what is a "twofer" ?

qunnoH jan puqloD

On Thu, Dec 29, 2016 at 5:33 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 12/29/2016 10:13 AM, De'vID wrote:
> On 29 December 2016 at 16:05, Lawrence M. Schoen <klingonguy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Readers of Schoen's fiction ask if elephants can really talk.
>> Translate any of the above or similar statements into Klingon and the
>> group is clearly understood to be made up of language users and no one would
>> blink twice at the figurative use of extending that attribute to the group.
> In the case of something like "readers", they're clearly {laDwI'pu'} and
> it's not just metaphorical. They're literally beings capable of language.
> Klingon has a few interesting cases where English uses a group-word while
> Klingon just uses a plural word. The one that occurs to me immediately is
> mebpa'mey hotel. Grammatically in Klingon, this is just the plural of the
> word mebpa', and is not a separate group-word. You could not, for instance,
> call a major hotel a *mebpa'mey'a'. You could, however, say mebpa'mey
> qach'a' great building of guest-rooms. With the extra information you could
> even leave off the now-unneeded plural suffix, for mebpa' qach'a'.
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