[tlhIngan Hol] Noun-noun constructions with relative clauses

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Nov 1 15:41:06 PDT 2021

On 11/1/2021 5:15 PM, luis.chaparro at web.de wrote:
>>>> By the way, I know there are canonical examples of noun-noun constructions with noun + adjectival verb, but are there any canonical examples with a noun-noun construction containing a noun + relative clause?
>>> Yes.
>>> romuluSngan Sambogh 'ej HoHbogh nejwI' Romulan hunter-killer probe (STK)
>>> There are undoubtedly others.
>> That's a really good example. Thanks again!
> Thinking about that example it just ocurred to me that such a structure could actually be ambiguous. I know it doesn't make much sense, but it*could*  also mean*The probe of the Romulan who she / he will find and kill*  or*The probe of the Romulans she / he / they will find and kill*. In phrases with this or similar structure, context or, if necessary, rephrasing would clarify which meaning is intended, am I right?

Yes, it's ambiguous, but it refers to a recognized device, so presumably 
anybody who understands what it is will also understand what you mean 
when you say it.

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