tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Oct 21 07:17:42 1993

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Re: Daily Musings

Paul came up with the monstrous compound:


I've been working on the compound translation part of my parser, to 
accept more complicated compound noun constructions, but it doesn't 
parse this.  The reason is that it involves a triple-compound:

ghuntaHghach: programming
HolpaQDI'norghvaD: language | for teachings

so the whole thing is: programming | language | for teaching

I'm not saying it's not legal, of course, any single noun can combine 
in a compound, presumably even if it's a compound itself.  But it 
still seems awkward to me.  Isn't there a more elegant, Klingonesque 
way to say this?


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