[tlhIngan Hol] Relevance of language ability to third person singular pronouns

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Fri Sep 7 19:51:51 PDT 2018

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 5:49 PM Daniel Dadap <daniel at dadap.net> wrote:

> What do you all think about {'oH} versus {ghaH}? Has Maltz ever said
> anything to point us more strongly towards one interpretation or the other,
> with regards to whether {ghaH} might apply to beings incapable of language?

On the old MSN expert forum, Marc Okrand said:

> the question {yIH nuq?} "What is a tribble?" is exactly parallel to the
> statement {yIH 'oH} "It is a tribble"

[See http://klingonska.org/canon/1996-12-12b-news.txt for the full text of
his message.]

A tribble is an animate being. It gets the pronouns {'oH} and {nuq}, not
{ghaH} and {'Iv}.

-- ghunchu'wI'
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20180907/f3274040/attachment-0002.htm>

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list