[tlhIngan Hol] placement of {-be'} relative to the {-pu'} and {-ta'}

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 18 06:46:28 PDT 2019

AFAIK there is only one example of {-ta'} with {-be'}:

   loDnI'wI' bIHoHta'be' 
   My brother, you failed to kill (PB) 

... and 3 examples of {-pu'} with {-be'}:

   I didn't do it. TKD

   pa' jIHpu'be' 
   I wasn't there. TKD

   'entepray' Hub patmey luchu'be'lu'pu' 
   Enterprise defense systems are down. (ST5 notes)

There aren't many, but 3 of the 4 show {-be'/-ta'} + {be'}.  The ST5 example is the only one where {-be'} precedes the Type 7 suffix and it's also the only one with {-lu'}, which may or may not be relevant.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

----------------------------------------Original Message----------------------------------------
From: mayqel qunen'oS

I've always wondered with regards to the placement of the {-be'} relative to the {-pu'} and {-ta'}.

As far as the {-pu'} is concerned, since the tkd has the Ca'Non example of {vIta'pu'be'}, I decided to *always* write {-pu'be'} instead of {-be'pu'}.

Before I continue, does anyone have something to comment on the above ?   [...]

However, I'm still puzzled as far as the placement of the {-be'} relative to the {-ta'} is concerned.

So far, I just flipped a coin in order to decide.. But since there are days, when you reach into your pocket without finding any change, I'd like to ask:

Are there any Ca'Non examples of the {-be'} relative to the {-ta'} ?

And if there aren't, then what the @!#! should I do ?

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list