[tlhIngan Hol] can I say {jaghpu' chaH chaH'e'} ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Jan 21 06:22:14 PST 2020


On 1/21/2020 9:11 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>
> Would it be grammatically wrong to say the following ?
>
> jaghpu'    chaH    chaH'e'
> enemies    are    they
>
> I know we could say {jaghpu' chaH}, but my problem is, whether it 
> would be grammatically wrong to say too the {jaghpu' chaH chaH'e'}.

Ungrammatical. No, there's no rule against it, but it's obviously not 
said this way. The *chaH* is NOT the verb /are./ It's the pronoun /they, 
them./ In Klingon, pronouns are not verbs, even when they are the center 
of a copula sentence.

*jaghpu' chaH romuluSnganpu''e'
*/As for Romulans, enemies them./

Nothing is happening in this sentence, and no condition is being 
described. This is an identity. Identities are handled by pronouns in 
Klingon.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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