[tlhIngan Hol] Transitivity of {nay} and {Saw}

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 4 08:10:07 PDT 2017

> allowing -chuq on them cliches it for me.

What does "cliches it for me" mean ?


On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 6:02 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 8/4/2017 10:42 AM, Philip Newton wrote:
> Is anything known about whether {nay} and {Saw} are transitive and/or
> intransitive, or how they are used?
> Specifically, are they "marry" in the sense of "get married"
> (intransitive) or "get married to [person]" (transitive)?
> Given http://www.qephom.de/e/message_from_maltz_170713.html and its
> endorsement of the grammaticality of {naychuq} and {Sawchuq} and its
> example of {B tlhogh A}, I assume that {nay} and {Saw} work similarly
> and that one can say {qeylIS nay luqara'} and {luqara' Saw qeylIS}.
> Any Klingon verb that can take an object may leave that object off to mean
> either the action is done in general or to an unspecified object. So nay
> luqara' means Lukara marries (in general, or someone unspecified).
> I didn't doubt before that those words took objects; allowing -chuq on them
> cliches it for me.
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