[tlhIngan Hol] difference between -meH and -wI' in purpose-clause compound nouns

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Jun 1 09:51:14 PDT 2017

On 6/1/2017 12:16 PM, Lieven wrote:
>> I also think you wouldn't be particularly wrong if you said *chevmeH 
>> tlhoy'* instead of *chevwI' tlhoy',* for example. It would be like 
>> the difference between /border wall/ and /wall of the border:/ one is 
>> said and the other isn't, but the other is still perfectly 
>> understandable.
> But on the other hand, {pe'wI' taj} sounds strange, doesn't it? 

Only because I know the phrase *pe'meH taj.* A *pe'wI' taj* is obviously 
a /cutter's knife, the knife of someone who cuts./


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