[tlhIngan Hol] how would you understand {'eladya' DaqDaq} ?

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Nov 13 08:06:48 PST 2019

I assume you are distinguishing between (modern) Greece vs. the (ancient) Greek cultural region (Greece proper, Macedonia, Cyprus, Ionia, Magna Graecia, etc.)?  In which case I would say {'elaDya'Daq} vs. {'elaDya' SepDaq}.  

I would not use {'elaDya' DaqDaq} "in the site/place/location of Greece" unless I were, say, pointing at a spot on a map.  Although it's grammatical, we've never seen {DaqDaq} except for the odd-sounding:

  QongDaqDaq Qotbe' tlhInganpu' 
  Klingons do not lie in bed. TKW

and that's because {QongDaq} is a specific noun meaning bed


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From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of mayqel qunen'oS

Suppose I write:
   {'elaDya' SepDaq vIghro'mey tIQ tu'lu'}.

This would mean: "there are ancient cats at the region of greece".

Now, suppose I write:
   {'elaDya' DaqDaq vIghro'mey tIQ tu'lu'}

The way I understand it, this would mean "there are ancient cats at the site/location of greece". And the only difference I "feel", is that perhaps this sentence focuses more on the "location".

However, since I'm not a native english speaker, I wonder:

Meaning-wise, what's the actual difference between this and the first sentence ?

Do you, as native american speakers, "feel" any difference between these two sentences ?

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