[tlhIngan Hol] inherently plural nouns when they are implied

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Jun 1 08:09:32 PDT 2022

On 6/1/2022 10:55 AM, D qunen'oS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > You can substitute pronouns for nouns, and you can elide pronouns
> I wasn't aware of that. I thought that the thing elided was decided by 
> context. So, just to see if I understand this correctly:
> nIHIvpu' Ha'DIbaH; DaqaDpu'mo', nIHIvpu'.
> the animals attacked you; because you provoked them they attacked you.
> If I understand correctly, the elided subject of {nIHIvpu'} is 
> they/chaH, and *not* {Ha'DIbaHmey}, right?

Technically, yes, but practically, since you can replace any noun with a 
pronoun and then elide the pronoun, it's the same as eliding the noun.


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