[tlhIngan Hol] Is {nuq} inherently singular ?

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Tue Jan 15 08:09:19 PST 2019


On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 11:01 AM mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is {nuq} to be always treated as inherently singular ?
>

I don't think so. Asking {nuq bIH} "What are they?" seems fine to me.


> Can I write {vIghromey'e' nuq DIje'} for "which cats will we buy ?" ?
>

Short answer: no.


Longer answer: Definitely not. It *might* be understandable as something
like "As for cats, what [things] did/do/will we buy?" I don't get from it a
sense of choosing a subset of cats.

-- ghunchu'wI'
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