[tlhIngan Hol] pluralizing epithets

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Sep 27 08:10:03 PDT 2019


On 9/27/2019 11:03 AM, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> As far as I know, petaQ is an insult, but the specific meaning has
> been withheld, probably to make it safe to use in a program for
> children.
> As such, we cannot desume that using -mey is an additional insult; as
> far as we know, a petaQ may be a disgusting animal, or thing, so -mey
> would be the grammatical correct way to pluralize it.
> Am I missing something here?

I agree. We just don't have any data on which to speculate. All we know 
is that in /paq'batlh/ Molor calls a group of assembled Klingons *petaQmey.*

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SuStel
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