[tlhIngan Hol] {moch} in noun-noun constructions

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Mar 18 11:08:17 PDT 2020


On 3/18/2020 1:38 PM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> Am 18.03.2020 um 18:12 schrieb SuStel:
>> Remember how mayqel does things: he's not searching for a way to say
>> something; he puts together some words and asks what they would mean.
>
> Yes, but sometimes he does that while misunderstanding the meaning of a
> word, assuming it means something else.
>
> It sounds to me as if he understands {moch} in the sense of "superior"
> like if you say "Spiderman" is a superior, meaning a person somehow
> "better" or "stronger".
>
> I think {moch} is "superior" in the sense of "next-rank commander". 

I did not think he meant /superior/ as in /better, stronger,/ and I 
answered his message with the understanding that he meant someone of 
higher rank. He used the phrase /higher rank/ in his original message, 
and I used it in my original reply. He has now posted a reply in which 
he confirms that he was not looking for the meaning of /better/ or 
/stronger/.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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