[tlhIngan Hol] The {-chuqmoH}

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Tue Aug 29 06:33:58 PDT 2017

Okrand’s use of {-chuqmoH}:

they weaken each other (st.k 11/1997)

Qo'noS tuqmey muvchuqmoH qeylIS
Kahless united the tribes of Kronos (PB)

{-chuqmoH} presumably parallels {-‘eghmoH}:

he/she honors him/herself (st.k 11/1997)

Heat yourself! ("Cause yourself to be hot!") KGT

Freeze yourself! ("Cause yourself to be frozen!") KGT

muptaHvIS tay''eghmoH QeHDaj Hoch
All his rage focused in one blow  (PB)


From: SuStel

On 8/29/2017 7:54 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
I was wondering whether there is any sense in using the {-chuqmoH}, and if yes, then how is it to be used ?

For example, lets say we place the {-chuqmoH} on a be-verb. If we write {pImchuqmoH} then does this mean "they made each other different" ?

And could we write {romuluSngan DIpImchuqmoH} for "we made the romulans different to each other" ?

On the other hand, if we placed the {-chuqmoH} on a verb which takes an object, then would the following be correct ?

{romuluSngan DIleghchuqmoH} for "we made the romulans see each other" ?

-chuq doesn't allow the use of an object, since the plural subject is also the verb's object.

pImchuqmoH is just fine for they made each other different. You can get a clearer feeling for the effect of -chuq + -moH with a more active verb: HIvchuqmoH they cause each other to attack. But you can't just stick the target of their attacks in the object position, because this is a reflexive verb. You have to use another sentence. For example: HIvchuqmoH; verengan Duj 'oH DoS'e' they cause each other to attack; the target is the Ferengi ship.



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