[tlhIngan Hol] DIp wot latlh

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Mon Jun 25 06:26:00 PDT 2018



> On Jun 25, 2018, at 08:21, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 
>> On 6/25/2018 8:03 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
>>> Am 23.06.2018 um 19:45 schrieb SuStel: 
>>> This is interesting. Marc Okrand gave a grammar lecture at Mythmoot V yesterday (https://www.twitch.tv/videos/276418848), and when he says there are three parts of speech (around 19 minutes in), he names them *DIp*/nouns,/*wot*/verbs,/ and *latlh*/everything else./ 
>> 
>> I would guess that he just forgot about what they were called in TKD and just from his mind translated "others" literally as {latlh}. 
>> 
>> And staying "in the game": naming the {chuvmey} as {latlh} still makes sense. {chuvmey} perhabs is not really a grammatical term, but just a way to refer to anything that's not a verb or a noun (or suffix, of course). 
> It would have to be the other way round: "By far the bulk of Klingon words are nouns and verbs. There are a few others which, probably as an expedient, Klingon grammarians lump together in a group called chuvmey leftovers."
> 
> So Marc may be calling them latlh when giving a talk at Mythmoot, but chuvmey certainly is a grammatical term.

Maybe Morskan or Krotmag or some other dialect yet to be described doesn’t have the word “chuv”, so people speaking those dialects call the chuvmey “latlh”.

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