[tlhIngan Hol] expressing age without the {x ben boghpu'}

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 05:52:14 PDT 2020

On Fri, 23 Oct 2020 at 14:33, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> wa'Hu', yabwIjDaq narghpu' wa' qech, 'ej mutlhu'moHtaH qechvam. pelaD.
> cha'vatlh ben HIq
> two century old ale
> DaH, jIjatlhchugh {loSmaH ben nuv}, vaj ghaytan jIHvaD jatlh vay':
> loSmaH ben nuv = person of forty years ago

{wa'maH ben loDnI'wI'} has appeared in canon for "my 10-year-old brother".
{loSmaH ben nuv} is assuredly "40-year-old person".

> maj. QIjlaw'ghach vIlaj..
> vaj DaH jIqon:
> loSmaH DIS nuv = person of forty years = forty years person = forty years
> (old) person.
> 'ej DaH Quch Hoch, qar'a' ?

This is a "40-years person". Perhaps you're sending a bunch of people on
missions lasting for 40, 60, and 80 years, and you're referring to the
person sent on the 40-year mission.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20201023/31baa5cf/attachment-0002.htm>

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list