[tlhIngan Hol] doubly {-meH}ed nouns

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 15 13:19:04 PDT 2019

On 5/15/2019 3:52 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> And how does that teach them how to say actual expressions in Klingon?

They're asking whether these things can BE actual expressions in 
Klingon. If you don't think so, explain why not. Without accusing them 
of trying to encode English into Klingon.

> How many years will it be before they actually make common use of the 
> thing they passionately argued about for a dozen messages in a thread?
> I honestly think they’d be much better served if they tried to say a 
> common expression several different ways. Then they’d be learning how 
> to USE the language instead of just how to argue about it.

I don't think it's for you to say how they enjoy the language. Saying 
"This doesn't seem to be against the rules; does it work?" is not an 
unproductive activity. I'd honestly never considered constructing nested 
purpose clauses before, but I can find no reasonable prohibition against it.


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