[tlhIngan Hol] suffix {-qang} and {-Qo'}

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 19 13:36:24 PDT 2017

All the examples I know of -Qo' used with another suffix:

if you refuse to speak. (TKD)

if you won't tell me, if you refuse to tell me (TKD)

bISaqQo'chugh vaj bIHegh (STID)

don't be afraid to kill me! (TKD)

'ang'eghQo' quv Hutlhbogh jagh neH ghobtaHvIS ghaH
Only an enemy without honor refuses to show himself in battle. (TKW)

quv HIja'chuqQo'
Don't speak to me of honor. (PB)

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

-----Original Message-----
From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf Of SuStel

On 10/19/2017 3:42 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:

> If I write {qaQaHqangQo'}, then what does it mean ?


> Does it mean "I am willing to refuse to help you", or "I refuse to be

> willing to help you" ? Or does it mean both ?

Your question is really asking, do suffixes apply in a particular order?

The answer is: yes, no, and maybe. Sometimes it seems to matter, sometimes it doesn't. What's important is that your reader or listener can understand what you say. If you're not sure they can, rephrase.



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