[tlhIngan Hol] Dop Hurgh lo'laHghach

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 08:26:02 PST 2016


So, -and correct me if my understanding is wrong-, the {Dochmey
HochHom} is grammaticaly identical to the {Dochmey mI'}. But we tend
to accept the {Dochmey HochHom} as being correct -in order to convey
our intented meaning-, because the {HochHom} is acting like an
adjectival verb (although it is not).

right ?

qunnoH jan puqloD

On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:19 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 11/8/2016 11:06 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> ok, thanks; however another question came to mind:
> I understand why the {Dochmey mI'} is wrong/inappropriate for the
> intented meaning. But what if I wrote {Dochmey HochHom} for "almost
> all of the things" ? In this example, is the {HochHom} the head noun
> too ?
> Yes. Technically, if I said Dochmey HochHom vISay'moHta' I cleaned most of
> the things, I'm saying I cleaned "a majority." A majority of what? Things.
> It's a "thing-majority," which is a kind of majority, not a kind of thing.
> It gets confusing because in English we say "most of the things," wherein
> most is not a noun. But Klingon expresses this in a noun-noun construction,
> so the grammar is different. The Klingon kind of looks like HochHom is
> acting like an adjectival verb, but it's not.
> --
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