[tlhIngan Hol] Rovers and -Qo'
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Wed Feb 14 22:18:42 PST 2018
On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> wrote:
> I could see using -*qu'* on a type-9 suffix to emphasize a condition (
> *Daleghchughqu'* - "*IF* you see it", or perhaps even "*IF AND ONLY IF *you
> see it"), purpose or the like, though it does seem a bit unnatural to my
> ear; something you wouldn't hear very often.
It would sound unnatural because it's ungrammatical:
> Rovers are verb suffixes which do not have a fixed position in relation to
> the other suffixes following a verb but, instead, can come just about
> anywhere except following a Type 9 suffix.
You could break the rule anyway for rhetorical effect, and in informal or
dire situations the grammatical error could probably be ignored. But you'd
lose points on your Klingon 101 midterms.
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