[tlhIngan Hol] jar DamaSqu'bogh yIngu' vs nuq 'oH jar'e' DamaSqu'bogh

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Jul 13 07:53:34 PDT 2020

On 7/13/2020 10:37 AM, Will Martin wrote:
> the Klingon word {nuq} is a noun. It’s never anything but a noun.

The Klingon word *nuq* is a *chuv.* it's never anything but a *chuv.* 
However, it can /stand in/ for a noun. We have a term for words that 
stand in for nouns: /pronouns./ And we know something else about Klingon 
pronouns: they can be used in copulas, where one word gets identified 
with another word. *yIH nuq?**

> You can’t use it in any question that tries to ask a question that is 
> not answered by the statement formed by repeating the question with 
> {nuq} replaced by the noun it stands for.

In basic sentences, this is correct, and I believe your reasoning for 
why *jarlIj qaq nuq* doesn't work is also correct. However, it is not 
generally true, as the answer to *yIH nuq* cannot be *yIH Ha'DIbaH 'up****.*


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