tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Dec 25 21:57:31 1999

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Re: QISmaS (was RE: RE: Samhain [Off Topic] (was:RE: qISmaS) [veering back on topic])

On Thu, 23 Dec 1999 23:05:05 -0500 Alan Anderson 
<> wrote:

> ja' pagh:
> >>> Sorchaj luneH neH. 'IHmoHlaw'meH,
> >>> SorDaq 'aH law' lulan.
> >>
> >> <<lulan>>?
> >
> >This brings up an interesting question. Is <'aH> inherently plural, like its
> >English translation. If so, then <lulan> is correct.
> I disagree.  I think putting {law'} on it makes it grammatically plural,
> whether or not it was inherently plural to begin with.

This crashes into the unresolved conflict we have over whether 
{law'} can mean "much" as well as "many", as in {nIn law' 
vIDIl}. Does this mean "I pay for much fuel," or does it have to 
mean, "I pay for many fuels,"?
> -- ghunchu'wI' 'utlh

charghwI' 'utlh

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