[tlhIngan Hol] {law'} {puS} construction with two (or more) quality verbs

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon May 23 06:00:34 PDT 2022

On 5/23/2022 8:14 AM, D qunen'oS wrote:
> I want to say "this temple is the greatest and most beautiful temple 
> of all".
> Obviously, what I need to write is: {chIrghvam Dun 'ej 'IH law' Hoch 
> Dun 'ej 'IH puS}, but of course -and correct me if I'm wrong- we can't 
> have two quality verbs in each slot of a {law'}/{puS} construction.
> On the other hand, I could fight dirty writing {chIrghvam Dun/'IH law' 
> Hoch Dun/'IH puS}, or I could play it safe writing two {law'}/{puS} 
> constructions in a row and joining them by {'ej} like this: {chIrghvam 
> Dun law' Hoch Dun puS 'ej chIrghvam 'IH law' Hoch 'IH puS}.
> Of the above, I prefer the "fight dirty" option, since I don't like 
> seeing two {law'}/{puS} constructions in a row joined by a conjunction.
> But -although not my cup of tea- suppose I want to approach this 
> vanilla style; the only solution which comes to mind is this:
> Dunbogh 'ej 'IHbogh chIrgh'e' chIrghvam potlh law' Hoch potlh puS
> (Of course, instead of {potlh} I could use {nIv}, {QaQ}, {Doj}, etc).
> Anyway, does anyone have any better idea/ideas? How would you approach 
> the need to express a more/than sittuation when two or more qualities 
> have come to play?

chIrghvam Dun law' Hoch Dun puS 'ej 'oH 'IH law' Hoch 'IH puS.


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