tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Mar 31 05:21:48 1994

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Re: KLBC: juHqo' (Hoghvam)





*Beginner*


Guido #1vo':


>"Lexington"Daq jIyIntaH
>"Mansfield"Daq maSum
>"South"majDaq 'oHtaH "Columbus"'e'
>"Columbus"Daq mapawmeH qaSnIS wa' rep malengtaHvIS
>"Lexington" DajuSchugh, HIja'
>"Toledo" vIjuSchugh, qaja'
>tlhIngan Hol jatlhbogh latlh vIghom chaq 'e' vIparHa'

pIj jIleng.
"map"Daq DaqlIj vItu'nISba'.
chaq SoHDaq jIlenglaH.
maghomchugh, tlhIngan Hol wIjatlhnISbej. {{:)
jIqeqnISbej jIH 'e' vISovqu'!  {{:)



>>Sorry, Guido, you are wrong.  The KD clearly states on page 19 that compound
>
>>nouns are made up of nouns, and ONLY nouns.  Yes, I understood what you
>meant, 
>>but this is one of those times when we say "Maltz has't given us the word 
>>yet", and leave it at that.  So you put "summer" in there in quotes... big 
>>deal.  We cope. {{:)
>
>Ok, so maybe it should have been {bov tuj}. If you can figure out what it
>means, what's the big deal. Actually, that's one of NickNicholas's creations.
>He has a lot of good ideas, imesho. I only wish Krankor (and loyal
>Krankorians, like charghwI') didn't get so annoyed by him. 


This has nothing to do with the Nick/Qanqor thing; this has to do with proper 
grammar.  In the KD, it *clearly* states:  "Compound nouns consist of two or 
three _nouns_ in a row, much like English 'earthworm' ('earth' plus 'worm') or 
'password' ('pass' plus 'word')." [emphasis add, single quotes used in place 
of italics.  page 19].  Note that it doesn NOT say "nouns or verbs."  It only 
says "nouns."  You cannot use a verb in a compound noun.  Yes, <bov tuj> is 
fine; so is "summer"--but that is not what you sent.  You sent <bovtuj> which 
is clearly not allowed.  (Further, you stated later in your post that this was 
not a typo, and that you intended it to be one word, or I might have just 
pointed to it and let it slide.)

If you want to debate this further, kindly take it off the KBLC; it really 
doesn't belong here.


--HoD trI'Qal




>I hope those subordinate clauses I used didn't scare anyone off.





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