[tlhIngan Hol] X which are not Y

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Mar 22 13:07:44 PDT 2019

On 3/22/2019 4:00 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> The issue is that the underlying relative clause is false as a main 
> clause — {yIHmey bIHbe’ Ha’DIbaHmey’e’}. Animals are not tribbles.

Lacking articles, Klingon is unable to express the difference between 
/animals/ and /the animals/ without context. Rest assured, this sentence 
is perfectly sensible.

K1: QI'yaH! Dat Ha'DIbaHmey tu'lu'!
K2: qay' nuq? yIHmey Dalegh'a'?
K1: ghobe', yIHmey bIHbe' Ha'DIbaHmey'e'. He'So'bogh targhmey bIH 


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