[tlhIngan Hol] Suffix position: semantically significant?

Rhona Fenwick qeslagh at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 7 23:28:19 PDT 2018


jatlhpu' Voragh:

> Are there agglutinative languages where suffixes must be used in a specific order like Klingon?


jangpu' 'arHa, jatlh:

> I'm not an expert but my sense is that this is generally the case with most agglutinative languages.


In a great many, yes. In Ubykh, for instance, the lexical aspect suffixes -ạy (≈ Klingon -qa'), -la (similar to some senses of Klingon -chu') and -fa (≈ Klingon -laH) are all possible on a single verb, but they absolutely must appear in this order: azbyạylafan = vIleghqa'laHchu' "I can see it perfectly again". No other order is generally tolerated.


QeS 'utlh
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