[tlhIngan Hol] X which are not Y

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Mar 22 08:52:01 PDT 2019

On 3/22/2019 11:47 AM, nIqolay Q wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 8:17 PM Christa Hansberry 
> <chransberry at gmail.com <mailto:chransberry at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     If I wanted to say, for example, "animals which are not tribbles",
>     how would I do it? I don't think *yIHmey bIHbe'bogh
>     Ha'DIbaHmey('e'?)* would be grammatical... but is there a good way
>     to say it?
> Why wouldn't it be grammatical? Pronouns-as-copula can take *-be'*: 
> *loD Quch jIHbe'/./* They can take *-bogh*: paq'batlh has 
> *ghaHtaHbogh*. *yIHmey bIHbe'bogh Ha'DIbaHmey'e'* seems completely 
> fine to me.

Note that the *-'e'* is not optional here.

Not only is it grammatical, but I don't see any reason not to say it 
either, if it best expresses what you mean.


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