[tlhIngan Hol] how is the {mapIm ngIq maH} correct ?

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Oct 2 08:15:30 PDT 2019


SuStel:
> So go back to Hoch maH. Do you take the
> set of us-es as each us performing the
> action?

ok, I understand this argument.

But here is what confuses me:

Couldn't the {maH} in the {Hoch maH} construction, be understood as
describing lets say ten klingons, thus making the {maH} equivalent to a
plural noun ?

If context made it clear, that there are only ten klingons, then wouldn't
we have: maH = ten klingons ?

So, if we can say {Hoch tlhInganpu'} to say "all klingons", then why not
say {Hoch maH} for "all (of) us" ?

~
bara'qa'
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