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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mu'mey ru'

Lieven ( [KLI Member] [Hol ghojwI']

Am 12.12.2014 um 20:13 schrieb Felix Malmenbeck:
He never explicitly call it a <mu' ru'>, but it would seem to fit the description quite well: An ungrammatical construction that got the point across, and highlighted a rather amusing situation.

KGT, p. 176, 5.3.3 "Intentional Ungrammaticality":
"Sometimes words or phrases are coined for a specific occasion, intentionally violating grammatical rules in order to have an impact."

Probably {pItlhbe'} was not intentional, but as you said, everyone knew what it could mean.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh

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