tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Mar 14 03:37:58 1994

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"latlh" and "Hoch"

I have noticed some disagreements with the use of "latlh" (additional one)
and "Hoch" (all). The problem is that these are nouns, but we would like to
be able to use them as adjectives. Here are my suggestions, for what they're

To say "the other captian", I would use "latlh 'oHbogh HoD'e'", or "The
captain which is also an additional one". For clipped Klingon I would use
"latlh HoD'e'" or "latlh HoD" (eleminating the verb "to be").

To say "All the captains", I would use "HoDpu' ghom naQ", or "The entire
group of captains". Notice that this does not use "Hoch" at all. Clipped
Klingon would be "HoDpu' naQ" or maybe even "HoD naQ" if it is obvious that
you were talking about more than one captain. "Hoch" should be reserved for
the "law'... puS" construction and cases where the objects which are being
refered to are unknown/vague or obvious.

Well, these are my suggestions. Hope they are useful.


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