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

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Thu Mar 11 23:05:04 PST 2021

Am 11.03.2021 um 13:34 schrieb SuStel:
> But you're not suggesting that *wa'leS* means /one of these days from
> now, /so your other suggestions don't follow the same pattern.
> You're reasoning from an English gloss, not the obvious Klingon meaning.
> We have these time words, *leS, Hu', ben, nem, waQ, wen, *which all work
> the same way: add a number to it, and it indicates a point in the future
> or past. The words represent a unit size.

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?")

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

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