[tlhIngan Hol] Noun-noun constructions with relative clauses
niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 09:50:46 PST 2021
On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 12:36 PM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> I don't think that's it at all. The suffixes appear in the order they do
> for a reason. You'll note that they frequently mimic in reverse the order
> of elements we add to words in English. Putting *-Ha'* and *-Qo'* into
> the category of "rovers" is just a bit of "Klingons are stubborn" humor in
> the novelty book he wrote.
I wonder if *-Ha'* and *-Qo*' were relatively late additions to the suffix
inventory. Maybe when MO decided they would work better "between" existing
suffix slots, he didn't want to renumber all the other suffix categories
around them, so he just made them rovers.
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