[tlhIngan Hol] leS "days from now" and numbers on plural nouns and inherently plural nouns

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 07:18:19 PST 2021


On Fri, 12 Mar 2021 at 08:05, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Indeed. This is again a problem of English, not Klingon.
>
> The gloss for {leS} says "days from now", but if it were more precise,
> it should have been "1 day from now, (plural) days from now", or maybe
> "day(s) from now" - and that would have looked really awkward.
>
> (especially for "one day from now", people would ask "why didn't he just
> write tomorrow?")
>

The TKD word list has entries for {wa'leS} "tomorrow" and {cha'leS} "day
after tomorrow", as well as {wa'Hu'} "yesterday" and {cha'Hu'} "day before
yesterday", establishing by example that {leS} and {Hu'} can mean singular
"day" or plural "days", despite the simplified gloss of "days from now" and
"days ago".

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De'vID
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