[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: joH

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Sep 11 09:52:18 PDT 2021

On 9/11/2021 10:30 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > I don't remember seeing anything that
> > said joH without the -wI' can't be used in
> > direct address all by itself
> Indeed, there's no rule that says that in direct address, {joH} should 
> always be used with a possessive suffix.
> But I noticed that in the examples posted by voragh, wherever there's 
> direct address, we have {joHwI'} instead of just {joH}.
> If there's a rule at work here, then it's a ridiculous one. There are 
> times one doesn't need, nor is it proper to say {joHwI'}.
> I can understand rules which's purpose is to make understanding 
> clearer. But I'm irritated (and that's an understatement) from rules 
> with no apparent purpose.

But there's no such rule. You just haven't seen an example that does 
it.  That doesn't mean you can't say it.

I think you're looking for a problem where none exists. If you want to 
say *joH* in direct address, go ahead.

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