[tlhIngan Hol] Dargh HIvje' jengva' je

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Mon May 20 06:55:42 PDT 2019


On Mon, May 20, 2019, 15:25 Daniel Dadap, <daniel at dadap.net> wrote:

>
> > On May 20, 2019, at 07:57, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > What I'm wondering though is this: Assume we have a N-N-N-N (quadruple
> > noun construction); are *all* combinations possible ? i.e. (N-N)-N-N,
> > N-(N-N)-N, N-N-(N-N), (N-N-N)-N, N-(N-N-N) ?
>
> I don’t see why not. Context might make exclude some interpretations and
> common sense might make some more unlikely, but all of those should be
> possible, as well as (N-N)-(N-N).
>

As an example, consider {tlhIngan wo' Qang DevwI' je}. Sure, you *could*
read this as "a Klingon, an empire, a Chancellor, and a leader", but I bet
no one has any trouble parsing this as "Chancellor and Leader of the
Klingon Empire".

-- 
De'vID

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