[tlhIngan Hol] ngIq and numbers

ghunchu'wI' 'utlh qunchuy at alcaco.net
Fri Jan 5 17:01:08 PST 2018

On Jan 5, 2018, at 3:27 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering whether we could say:
> {loS ngIq mIw luSIQlu'}
> four individual processes someone endured

That doesn’t feel right to me. There is a conflict between the singular nature of {ngIq} and trying to talk about more than one of it. Such semantic tension might be okay in poetry. I would suggest avoiding it anywhere else.

It seems similar to counting things that are inherently plural — maybe it’s possible, but I don’t remember ever seeing an example of how to do it.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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