[tlhIngan Hol] Pluralizing inherently plural nouns

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Aug 16 08:25:59 PDT 2017

On 8/16/2017 11:23 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> (KGT 33-34):
>> Children seem to be aware of the existence of the inherently plural forms, however, for they
>> use them as well, though usually with the suffix {-mey} superfluously appended: {chamey} (torpedoeses),
>> {ngopmey} (plateses).
> So, as I understand this - and someone correct me if I'm wrong - it
> isn't grammatically wrong to add a plural suffix, to an inherently
> plural noun; it is just that the resulting word/meaning is
> strange/awkward.

It is grammatically wrong. /Plateses/ and /torpedoeses/ are 
grammatically wrong. They're awkward because it's grammatically wrong.


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