[tlhIngan Hol] Can I place {-mey} on a number ?

Jeffrey Clark jmclark85 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 09:58:14 PDT 2019


We’ve seen {‘op} used in place of a number in thr paq’batlh: {‘opleS} for “someday” (lit: “Some number of days from now”). It seems to me that something like {‘opvatlh jagh} would be more likely.

—jevreH

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> On Jun 8, 2019, at 12:42, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
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>> On 6/8/2019 12:29 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>> Can I say {vatlhmey jagh} for "hundreds of enemies" ?
> I offer the usual answer of "we don't know." But in this case I'd guess not: not because you have to specify a number in front of vatlh, but because I think vatlh without a specific number would be treated as a noun, not a number, and couldn't count something.
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> In other words, you might be able to say muSuvpu' jaghpu'wI'; vatlhpu' tu'lu' My enemies fought me; there were hundreds or Hoch DIS Hov leng 'angweD Such vatlhpu' Each year hundreds visit the Star Trek museum. But this is just a guess on my part.
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