tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jan 12 07:08:33 1999
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Re: Noun suffixes, type 5
According to WestphalWz@aol.com:
> In a message dated 1/7/1999 7:55:32 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << These are fine uses. I think that "extracting" wood from a tree
> is not different. The sword, food and wood were in their
> containers and it was removed from that container. What is your
> point? >>
> My point is: In other languages I know, "made of" is not the same word as
> "extracting a thing from a container, sheath, holster."
My point is: In other languages I know, the subject doesn't
follow the verb. Prepositions are helper words. Verbs have
tense. Nouns have gender which often refers to the sex of the
noun if the noun is a sexed animal. There are a lot of things
that pertain to other languages that I know. Most of them don't
pertain to Klingon.
> Particularly, in Mandarin we have a specific verb for "made from." It is "zuo
> (4)". "Create" is "zao (4)". "Take out" or "extract" is "ba (2)". "Take out
> of a refrigerator or similar container" is "na (2)".
That's very interesting, but I don't see any connection between
this fact and anything relating to the Klingon language.