[tlhIngan Hol] So sarcophagus you say ? hmm..

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Aug 1 06:38:13 PDT 2017

On 8/1/2017 3:43 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> If we wanted to specifically express the "many others", i think it
> would be better to just write {latlh law'}. In this construction the
> meaning remains the same, without "tiring" the reader by making him
> read two "plurals" in a row.

I think you're really just reacting to the fact that the plural suffix 
is optional. I sometimes point out where plural suffixes can be dropped 
for stylistic reasons, but using the plural suffix is not so much 
redundant as explicit. I too would probably say *latlh law'* instead of 
*latlhpu' law'* most of the time, but I would only call this out where I 
feel a stylistic improvement could be made. But I disagree that 
*latlhpu' law'* can be reduced to *latlhpu'* without changing the 
meaning. Sometimes the presence or lack of *law'* may not make a 
difference to the overall meaning, but this won't always be true.


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