[tlhIngan Hol] qepHom grammar questions

qurgh lungqIj qurgh at wizage.net
Wed Oct 4 09:33:46 PDT 2017

On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 12:23 PM, Lawrence M. Schoen <klingonguy at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:46 AM, qurgh lungqIj <qurgh at wizage.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 4, 2017 at 11:41 AM, Lawrence M. Schoen <klingonguy at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> This makes me wonder how you'd respond to adding the suffix after the
>>> ordinal?
>>> Thus, *my third ship* - *Duj wejDIchwIj*
>> You don't posses the "third" though, you posses the ship.
>> DujwIj wejDIch - Out of the collection of ships that are mine, the third
>> one is the topic
> You make a compelling argument. And I confess I just popped into the
> middle of this thread so I'll yield to your assertion that "the third one
> is the topic"
> And yet, as has been pointed out, a number (in this case, an ordinal
> number) is a noun. So I have to disagree with your point that you "don't
> posses [sic] the "third" though, you posses [sic] the ship."
> Duj wejDIchwIj - there are many ships, but third one is mine.

To me {wejDIch} isn't a thing that can be owned by someone, it's simply a
way to count things in a list. Putting a possessive on it just seems
strange to my mind.

"My four children" would be {loS puqwI'}. If I label {puqwI'} as the first,
second, third, etc, they are still {puqwI'}, they are just {puqwI' wa'DIch,
puqwI' cha'DIch, puqwI' wejDIch, etc}.

Duj law' tu'lu' 'a Duj wejDIch 'oH DujwIj'e'. - There are many ships, but
the third one is mine.
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