[tlhIngan Hol] The problem of the same word being both a verb and a noun

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Mon Nov 19 08:48:14 PST 2018


Am 19.11.2018 um 17:40 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> And recently I found the solution of adding a verb or noun suffix, 
> depending on the situation.

I think that is a very good approach, but you still change the meaning 
of the phrase. {qa'Daj choH} is not the same as {qa'Daj choHba'}. As you 
mention that context makes things clear, I'd suggest to just make up 
context, which does not change the meaning. Remember the dialect note on 
{'uS qaMb} and {nach qaMb}.

Usually, you don't just say a standalone sentence, so context comes 
automatically. It's like Englisch "Park!" - Does it mean "Park your car" 
or "That's a beautiful park". You don't just say that without context. 
One doesn't just walk in a room and say only one sentence. And even 
then, if a sentence is not clear, the other person should ask how you 
mean that.

rIn.

-- 
Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
http://www.klingonisch.de
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