[tlhIngan Hol] law' puS construction with nouns bearing suffixes

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Thu Jul 2 15:02:48 PDT 2020

On Jul 2, 2020, at 8:41 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> During battle, an officer sees on the screen something which is surely
> an armed ship closing in at warp 3 and something else which seems to
> be a ship which is more heavily armed closing in at warp 7.
> Is there a reason why we couldn't say the following ?
> DujHey Qob law' Dujna' Qob puS
> the apparent ship is more dangerous than the definite ship

I can’t think of a reason why that would be controversial. Canon provides plenty of examples of noun suffixes on nouns, including nouns in comparative constructions.

[end of grammatical advice; start of editorial comment]

In this situation, however, I would use a different verb: {paj} “be urgent”. Until its status as a heavily-armed ship is confirmed, its threat level is unknown. It just requires more immediate attention.

— ghunchu'wI'

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list