[tlhIngan Hol] Expressing "all of us"

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 07:00:14 PST 2018


DloraH:
> But "we", by its nature, refers to more than one entity.
> vIghro' is singular.

I'm afraid I can't understand the point you are trying to make.

If we say {Hoch vIghro'} then we mean "each cat"". If we say {Hoch
vIghro'mey} then we mean "all cats". By the same rationale {Hoch maH}
must mean "all we".

vIghro'mey = many cats
maH = us (a number of people being considered together). (The {-mey}
is included in the concept of {maH}).

I'm not arguing here, in order to prove that {maH Hoch} is indeed
correct. That's something for the grammarians to decide. (And as soon
as they decide I would appreciate it, if they told me too).

But I just can't understand, how the {Hoch maH} could be considered to
mean ""all the us's", "all the we's", as in multiple groups"".

~ nI'ghma


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