[tlhIngan Hol] Verbs of measure

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Mar 27 08:21:58 PDT 2019

On 3/27/2019 11:13 AM, nIqolay Q wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:03 PM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name>> wrote:
>     On 3/26/2019 9:08 PM, nIqolay Q wrote:
>>     Iadmit that it doesn't appear to be a very common construction,
>>     but with four canonical examples (four and a half, maybe, with
>>     *rIntaH*), I can't agree that it's ungrammatical.
>     Who said it's ungrammatical?
> charghwI''s post definitely gave me the impression that he thought it 
> was ungrammatical, although he managed to not use that specific word.

I read his post as saying that the canonical examples we have were more 
or less fixed expressions, and that we can't create general rules from 
fixed expressions, because fixed expressions might or might not follow 
the rules of grammar. I don't agree with the certainty with which he 
claims that these expressions are fossilized, and I disagree with his 
statement that looking further into the matter is misguided, but I 
didn't see any prohibitions in what he said.


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