[tlhIngan Hol] Hoch and HochHom variations

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 3 06:38:23 PDT 2017

On 8/3/2017 5:53 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> Hoch chab = each pie
> Hoch chabmey = all pies
> HochHom chabmey = almost all the pies

*HochHom */thing(s)/ = /almost all of the //things/ is not found in 
canon, but I think no one would find it exceptional.

> chab Hoch = all the pie
> chab HochHom = almost all (of the) pie

/thing/ *HochHom* = /almost all of the thing/ is found in canon; 
/thing/*Hoch* = /all of the thing/ is not. The latter is an 
extrapolation based on the former.

> Would the following make sense ? Would they actually mean anything,
> and if yes then what ?
> chabmey Hoch
> HochHom chab
> chabmey HochHom

You're asking about explicit plural suffixes or their lack. The answer 
is we don't know.

If I had to guess, I'd guess that *chabmey Hoch* /pies' allness/ refers 
to the totality of the group of pies (rather than to the pies 
themselves), *HochHom chab* means exactly the same thing as *HochHom 
chabmey,* and *chabmey HochHom* /pies' almost-allness/ refers to the 
not-quite-totality of the group of pies.


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