[tlhIngan Hol] can we use the noun {ghom} for objects ?

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Fri Oct 18 18:50:36 PDT 2019


> On Oct 18, 2019, at 09:44, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> 
> except for {mu'ghom} -- and the non-canon *{jabbI'IDghom} used on this mailing list for decades -- AFAIK all known examples of {ghom} refer to people as the English gloss "group, party, band" would imply

Even if it’s non-canon, *{jabI'IDghom} is still kind of a group of people. When you talk about a “message group” in English, you’re not talking about a group of messages, but rather a group of people who exchange messages.


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