[tlhIngan Hol] placement of rIntaH relative to the verb

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jan 24 06:27:00 PST 2020


On 1/24/2020 9:00 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Personally, I'd prefer placing it right after the noun, because it
> *feels*  more direct, and the meaning of the sentence becomes
> immediately clearer, especially in cases where we don't have a
> "simple" subject, but a more "complex" one, as for instance noun-noun
> constructions, {-meH}ed nouns, {-bogh}ed nouns, or even an entire
> {-bogh} phrase with it's own subject and object.
>
> Now, one could perhaps argue that klingons wouldn't use "complex" subjects..

Except we see plenty of such subjects. Two examples:

  * Noun-noun, relative clause with subject and object, apposition,
    title: *yejquv DevwI' moj ghawran 'e' wuqta'**cho' 'oDwI' Dapu'bogh
    janluq pIqarD HoD* (Skybox S25)
  * Purpose clause: *jIpaSqu'mo' narghpu' qaSuchmeH 'eb* (newsgroup)

If one argues that Klingons don't use these constructions in subjects, 
one is wrong.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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