[tlhIngan Hol] Difference between "all X" and "all of X"

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jun 21 08:02:41 PDT 2019

On 6/21/2019 10:44 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> SuStel:
>> Once again your noun-scoping defies my senses.
>> I would say this Hoch vIghro' mutmey all species of cat.
> I too, like much more the solution of {Hoch vIghro' mutmey}, which you suggest.
> And in the past, I've though of placing the {Hoch} in the first
> position of a N-N-N construction, but here is another thing that
> confuses me.
> At the {Hoch vIghro' mutmey}, doesn't the {Hoch}*have*  to act*only*
> on the {vIghro'} ? Doesn't the meaning*have*  to be "the species of
> each cat" ?

No. In the rules of Klingon, almost any time you see the word 
/noun/,//you can read it as /noun phrase./ *vIghro' mutmey* is a noun 
phrase. So in the noun-noun construction *Hoch vIghro' mutmey,* the 
first noun is *Hoch,* and the second "noun" is *vIghro' mutmey,* a noun 


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