[tlhIngan Hol] Dop Hurgh lo'laHghach

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Nov 8 08:36:35 PST 2016

On 11/8/2016 11:26 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> 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).

No. *Dochmey HochHom* and *Dochmey mI' *are indeed grammatically 
identical (except you've been using *mI'* as a plural, so it's an 
implicit *Dochmey mI'mey*). We are not making exceptions to accommodate 
the meaning we want.

*Dochmey HochHom luyajHa' nuvpu'
*/people misunderstand the things' majority

People misunderstand the majority. The majority of what? Things. There 
are things, and people misunderstand the majority.

*Dochmey mI' yajHa' nuvpu'
*/people misunderstand the things' numbers/

People misunderstand the numbers, the quantity. The numbers of what? 
Things. There are things, and people misunderstand how many of them 
there are.

This was Ed's original, correct objection. *Dochmey mI'* doesn't mean "a 
lot of things" or "several things." It means "the number of things," 
"the count of things," "how many things there are."


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