[tlhIngan Hol] DIp wot latlh

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Jun 25 06:43:23 PDT 2018

On 6/25/2018 9:26 AM, Daniel Dadap wrote:
> On Jun 25, 2018, at 08:21, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto: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”.
Maybe, but Marc was teaching the standard dialect. Besides, if it had 
been Morskan, it would have been called *lats.*


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