[tlhIngan Hol] noun-noun constructions with "days ago"

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon May 4 07:40:49 PDT 2020

On 5/4/2020 10:36 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > Sure, why not?
> For some weird reason, whenever I read for instance {cha'leS pItSa' 
> vIvut}, I understood it as "in two days from now..".
> So, in the {cha'Hu' wanI'mey} case, I was "getting the feeling", that 
> it would mean something like "in the time period of two days ago..".
Don't forget about *chavatlh'ben HIq*/two century old ale/ from /Power 
Klingon./ The time words only tell you when a verb happens when they 
come at the beginning of a sentence as a time expression.

Technically, *cha'leS pItSa' vIvut* could mean either /I will cook pizza 
two days from now/ or /I will cook two-days-from-now pizza,/ but the 
latter obviously makes no sense, so no one will interpret it that way.


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