[tlhIngan Hol] Do epithets behave as nouns ?

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Jun 28 06:44:17 PDT 2019


SuStel:
> And yes, the petaQmey is used for beings > capable of using language.
They're not
> scattered all about in the passage, so it's  > being used insultingly.

I can't understand though, why the {-mey} instead of {-pu'}. Is this some
special case, as in {Dojmey}, which has {-mey} even if referring to beings
capable of language ?

SuStel:
> But in your sentence, the action of the
> insult is completed, and your English
> sentence is conveying it that way.
> Therefore this should be vIghro'wIj tIQ
> tIchpu' petaQvam This p'takh insulted my
> ancient cat.

Oh yes, you're right, I obviously dropped the ball on this one..

~ hkkhhk
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