[tlhIngan Hol] Can we place adjectives on the nouns of a noun-noun construction ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri May 17 08:13:06 PDT 2019

On 5/17/2019 10:21 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Recently, on the "learn klingon" facebook group, there was a 
> discussion, with regards, whether the two nouns of a noun-noun 
> construction can have adjectives.
> For example {la' Dun vIghro' tIQ} "the ancient cat of the great 
> commander".
> Personally, I would avoid using such constructions, because they could 
> be confusing.
> However, I would like to ask, whether there is a rule prohibiting such 
> constructions.
> Because, although I've read that facebook thread, I still don't 
> understand whether they're illegal or not.

How about *logh Hop Hut teng­chaH* /Deep Space 9/ from Skybox 99?

Or *tlhI­ngan Duj­mey law’­qu’ Som­mey­Daq batlh cha’­lu’* /has been 
emblazoned upon the hulls of countless Klingon Starships/ from Skybox SP1?

Sure, it's legal. And canonical.


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