[tlhIngan Hol] question words in noun-noun constructions

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon May 9 05:58:39 PDT 2022

On 5/9/2022 7:58 AM, D qunen'oS wrote:
> Could we use question words in noun-noun constructions as in the 
> following examples?
> Qob nuH nuq je
> the weapon and what is dangerous?
> SuSol tlhIH 'Iv je
> you quarrel you and who?
> maHIv maH 'Iv je
> we attack we and who?

These are not noun-noun constructions. These are noun conjunctions.

> I can't see something grammatically wrong with the above, but the 
> thing which leads me to ask is that I can't find a "fluid" English 
> translation for these examples, so this makes me wonder whether 
> there's something I'm missing here.

There doesn't need to be a fluid translation for it to be correct. I see 
nothing wrong with these.

Fluid translations would be:

What is dangerous along with the weapon?
Who quarrels with you?
Whom do we attack with?


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