[tlhIngan Hol] Because of the ... which it ...

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 07:55:55 PST 2016

> {SuvwI'mo' qIpbogh yaS}
> {SuvwI' qIpbogh yaSmo'}
> Are these ambiguous?

You're right. They aren't ambiguous. The {SuvwI'mo' qIpbogh yaS} means
"because of the warrior who was hit by the officer", and the {SuvwI'
qIpbogh yaSmo'} means "because of the officer who hit the warrior".

I realize now, that the "job" which is done by the {'e'} as far as the
marking of the head noun is concerned, can be done by any other type-5
noun suffix, so my problem is solved ! I think that our good captain,
had witten this somewhere in the grammarian's desk too. However I had
forgotten all about it, until I read your examples. thanks !

qunnoH jan puqloD

On Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 3:59 PM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 December 2016 at 11:54, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> De'vID:
>>> Why do you need both {-'e'} and {-mo'}? Why is {-mo'} by itself not sufficient?
>> I didn't know that !
>> So, if I correctly understand your point, if I write {bortaSmo'
>> chIwbogh tIghvam} this would mean "because of the revenge this custom
>> epitomizes", right ?
> What else could it mean?
> This is ambiguous:
> {SuvwI' qIpbogh yaS} "the officer who hit the warrior" or "the warrior
> who was hit by the officer"
> Now look at the following:
> {SuvwI'mo' qIpbogh yaS}
> {SuvwI' qIpbogh yaSmo'}
> Are these ambiguous?
> --
> De'vID
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