[tlhIngan Hol] 'Iv with type 5 noun suffixes

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 7 07:44:25 PDT 2017

I know of no examples of {'Iv} taking any suffix, except for:

  DevwI' ghaH 'Iv'e'? 
  (STID (deleted line])

This line was deleted from the final movie, however, so may not count as official (i.e. published) canon.

I checked the paq'batlh and surprisingly could only find a single example of {'Iv} (for those collecting them):

  batlh SaqIH
      qanra' puqloDpu'
      'ej 'Iv ghaH nuvvam'e'

AFAIK the only other example of a question word with any suffix is:

  Sojvetlh 'oH nuq'e' 
  What is that food?  (PK)

Note that this is also with {-'e'} and may just be another example of marking the subject of a "to be" sentence rather than permitting the wider use of noun suffixes on question words.  OTOH...

(TKD 6.4 p.69):  The word for "where?", {nuqDaq}, is actually {nuq} "what?" followed by the suffix {-Daq} "locative" ...


-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of mayqel qunenoS
Can the {'Iv} bear type 5 noun suffixes ? Would the following be correct ?

'Ivmo' bISaQ ?
Because of who/whom did you cry ?

'IvvaD Soj Davutta' ?
For who/whom did you prepare the food ?

'Ivvo' bIqet ?
Away from who/whom do you run ?

'IvDaq vIghro' Danob ?
At who/whom will you give the cat ?

qama' tlhabmoH 'Iv'e' ?
Who (emphatic) released the prisoner ?

(I don't know the difference between who/whom, so I wrote both as possible explanations)


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