[tlhIngan Hol] Pronouns and noun suffixes, prefix trick and *bID*

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Jan 13 22:51:00 PST 2023

Am 13.01.2023 um 16:51 schrieb Steven Boozer via tlhIngan-Hol:
> question 1.
> Okrand once communicated [...] that pronouns, being a subset of nouns, could indeed be used with stative verbs. Thus, {SoH po' law' jIH po' puS} is correct. (HQ 4.2:3)

Does that really answer the question? It was about suffixes, not stative

> ... and we've seen some (though IIRC not all) noun suffixes used on pronouns:

Analysing these examples, I notice that ALL of them are Type 5 noun
suffixes, i.e. syntactic markers.

Then I tried if the others makes sense, and I think they do not. Maybe
only in a poetic situation, like {jIHHom} for "mini-me" or {SoHqoq} for
a weird copy of yourself.

At this point, I think the answer to question appears "usually only type
5 suffixes are used on pronouns"... But of course, there is no rule
forbidding using the others. They just don't make sense.

But I'd love to see proven otherwise!

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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