[tlhIngan Hol] Rovers and -Qo'

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
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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