[tlhIngan Hol] adverb locative adverb time stamp

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Mar 17 06:16:02 PDT 2022

On 3/17/2022 9:03 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> The rule says that all non-ovs crap (adverbs, locatives, etc..) come 
> at the beginning of the sentence.
> But the rule doesn't say that in case we have two adverbs, two time 
> stamps, etc, each of these two adverbs/time stamps/etc needs to follow 
> the other adverb/time stamp/etc.
> So suppose I want to say "usually at deep space intentionally on 
> mondays the romulans disrupt our data transmissions".
> Perhaps I could say:
> motlh logh HopDaq chIch DaSjajmey jabbI'IDmeymaj nIS romuluSnganpu'
> How does this idea seem to you?

(With the correction of the position of the time expression)

On Mondays, in deep space, Romulans usually and intentionally disrupt 
our data transmissions.

> I think that in spoken klingon this would be easier to swallow, since 
> one could add a slight pause to his voice to indicate how he means the 
> sentence to be understood:
> motlh logh HopDaq (slight pause) chIch DaSjajmey (slight pause) 
> jabbI'IDmeymaj nIS romuluSnganpu'
> Of course, one could suggest that we could use the three dots in 
> written klingon, like this:
> motlh logh HopDaq... chIch DaSjajmey... jabbI'IDmeymaj nIS romuluSnganpu'
> But I wonder if we could pull this through without having to use the 
> three dots.

What you're trying to do is to restrict the meanings of adverbials to 
specific type 5'd nouns by grouping them together. We don't have any 
evidence that Klingon does that. So far as we know, everything that goes 
in the "header" of the sentence applies to the entire sentence.


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