[tlhIngan Hol] [KLBC] Can you use several adjective-verbs for the same noun?

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Sep 29 13:09:54 PDT 2016


Lieven:
> And regarding your question, you already answered it yourself - but I'll
> let the BG tell you why.

Aurélie Demonchaux:
>> Is there a canon reference somewhere listing several adjectives
>> linked to the same noun? As in:

While we're waiting for the BG here are the references you requested:
 
  romuluSngan Sambogh 'ej HoHbogh nejwI' 
  Romulan hunter-killer probe (KCD)

  SuDbogh Dargh 'ej wovbogh 
  The tea that is {SuD} and light. (KGT)
   (i.e. light green tea)

  Suto'vo'qor botlhDaq
    pe'vIl joqchu'taH
    quvbogh 'ej valbogh tIqDu' tIQ
  [translation unavailable] (PB)


This last example is controversial so I wouldn't advise using it:

  yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI' 
    Say'moHchu' may' 'Iw 
  The blood of battle washes clean 
    the warrior brave and true. (Anthem)

It's the only known example of the pattern {X-bogh Y-bogh je NOUN} -- possibly because it's a song lyric and the translation had to fit the meter.


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Voragh
tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
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