[tlhIngan Hol] Grammatical gender of a mixed group

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 00:01:51 PDT 2019

Daniel Dadap <daniel at dadap.net> schrieb am Di., 12. März 2019, 03:02:

> Is there any evidence in canon of how a group composed of a mixture of
> speech-capable and non-speech-capable members is treated grammatically? As
> a simple example, if somebody asked you “puqpu' paqmey je Dalegh'a'?” would
> you answer (assuming you see all of them):
> a) chaH bIH je vIlegh
> b) chaH vIlegh 'ej bIH vIlegh je
> c) chaH vIlegh
> d) bIH vIlegh

{DaH mararchuq / mayIntaHvIS / wa' Dol bIH qa''e' porgh'e' je}
"We are now connected, / Spirit and body are one, / Until our time comes."

Elsewhere, {qa'} is pluralised as {qa'pu'}. But it's in a grey area, in
that it may be that {qa' porgh je} is a set expression.

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