[tlhIngan Hol] Hoch, {-pu'}/{-mey}, the indefinite, and cats

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri May 17 09:53:03 PDT 2019


On 5/17/2019 11:29 AM, SuStel wrote:
> On 5/17/2019 11:19 AM, Jeffrey Clark wrote:
>> Wouldn’t {Hoch vIghro’ luleghlu’} be “Someone sees each cat”?
>
> Depends on whether *Hoch vIghro'* /each cat /is considered singular or 
> plural. This has been discussed before, but I don't remember the 
> conclusion. If it's plural, it's as you say. If it's singular, the 
> sentence needs to be *Hoch vIghro' leghlu'*/each cat is seen./
>
Ah, it's singular, as demonstrated by the proverbs in TKD that end in 
*'e' tul Hoch tlhIngan.* It's not *'e' lutul.*

So the correct form is *Hoch vIghro' leghlu'.*

-- 
SuStel
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