[tlhIngan Hol] DIp wot latlh

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Jun 25 06:21:35 PDT 2018

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* 

So Marc may be calling them *latlh* when giving a talk at Mythmoot, but 
*chuvmey* certainly is a grammatical term.


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