[tlhIngan Hol] {-'egh} and {-chuq} with {-lu'}

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Sep 14 09:17:33 PDT 2021

Break granted. I honestly did not intend to cause angst.

Typed text is a remarkably imperfect communication medium.

> On Sep 14, 2021, at 11:55 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 9/14/2021 11:48 AM, Will Martin wrote:
>> My issue is that {-chuqlu’} has to have a plural subject. There doesn’t seem to be any other setting in which {-lu’} implies a plural Indefinite subject. That makes it exceptional.
>> Does the language grant that exception? You say it obviously does.
> Don't put words into my mouth. I'm not granting exceptions here.
> You are correct that the text of TKD says that -chuq must be used with plural subjects. On that basis, it is fair enough to say that there is some question whether an indefinite subject qualifies.
>> Is it obvious to most Klingonists, or do you have a unique certainty?
> Gimme a break. I offered an opinion, that using -chuq and -lu' together offers no conceptual difficulty.
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> SuStel
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