[tlhIngan Hol] pluralizing body parts detached from the body

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Thu Oct 15 06:44:53 PDT 2020

Am 15.10.2020 um 15:29 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
> "the warrior saw the scattered limbs laying on the battlefield", "the
> doctor tried to reattach the severed fingers", "she had ten pairs of
> fake eyelashes in her drawer", "prosthetic limbs aren't covered by the
> insurance for self-inflicted injuries"..

All of those examples are still body parts. Okrand made it quite clear:
Body parts are body parts, and only if their meaning has changed to
something else, a different usage, that is not considered a body part
any more, than the suffix changes.

The given example of the {veDDIrmey} clearly explains that they are not
considered as a body part, they are seen like a material. If in doubt,
just see it as an exception; Body parts remain body parts.

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Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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