tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Mar 02 01:58:37 1994
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- From: [email protected] (Mark E. Shoulson)
- Subject: Genitive
- Date: Wed, 2 Mar 1994 14:56:40 -0500
- In-Reply-To: Jason K. Green's message of Wed, 2 Mar 94 13:17:00 CST <[email protected]>
>From: [email protected] (Jason K. Green)
>Date: Wed, 2 Mar 94 13:17:00 CST
>Does the noun suffix -vo function in a way equivalent to a genitive?
Not really, in general. Genitive is a pretty broad range, so there may be
some parts where there's overlap, but in general the genitive construction
in Klingon is the noun-noun construction mentioned in section 3.4 (pp
30-31) of the dictionary. This is the construction that indicates
possession or association, which is what genitive is all about.
"-vo'" (note the spelling, the ' is part of the suffix) is closer to what
they called an Ablative when I was studying Sanskrit (which probably isn't
what they called Ablative in Latin or whatever language you're coming
from). It indicates action away from. Opposite of a dative. "Dujvo' yIt"
means "he walks away from the ship" (or she, or it, or they, etc...).
>Jason K. Green