[tlhIngan Hol] Pronouns for irregular plurals

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 19:53:22 PDT 2019


On Tue, 27 Aug 2019 at 04:37, Hugh Son puqloD <Hugh at qeylis.net> wrote:

> As I understand it, irregular plurals like {cha}, {ngop}, {negh}, and
> {no'} are treated as grammatically singular. But does that extend to
> pronouns?
>
> The following sentences don’t bother me that much:
>
> {ngop wISay'moH}
> {Dulegh'a' negh?}
> {no' luqaw}
> {cha yIghuS!}
>
> But these seem downright weird:
>
> {nuqDaq 'oH ngop'e'?}
> {'Iv ghaH no'ra''e'?}
> {cha 'oH'a'?}
> {negh ghaHlaw'.}
>
> Do we have canonical evidence of pronouns used to stand in for irregular
> plural nouns?
>

{nuqDaq 'oH ngop'e'} is given as an example in KGT on p.33 where the
grammar of inherently plural nouns is explained. Those sentences are
grammatically correct.

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De'vID
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