tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Feb 15 19:00:51 1999

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Re: bo'Dagh'a'

In a message dated 2/12/1999 10:54:29 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

 There is no reason for these words to exist. <Hu'>, <leS>, <ben>, and <nem>
 are all plain old regular nouns, and as such, they can have <'ar> after
 them, just like any other noun. For example: <ben 'ar bIbogh?> >>

Since they are "plain old regular nouns" as you say, why are the numbers
attached to them as prefixes.  Should not the numbers be separate words
preceding these nouns?

I deduce from this combination that these so-called "nouns" have changed their
identity and have become time words.  Time words act mighty like unto adverbs.


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