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RE: chay' Dochmey vIjatlh?

lab K'ryntes:

> Andeen, Eric wrote:

>> lab K'ryntes:
>> > chay' <more> vIjatlhlaH?
>> > *lutmey <more> vIqonnIS* vIjatlh vIneH.
>> The word <latlh> is just what you want. <latlh> is one of those words
>> <Hoch> that gets treated a little differently in the N-N construction -
>> goes in front of the other noun. "More stories" or "other stories" would
>> <latlh lutmey>.

> So <latlh lut> would mean an additional story?


> Does <latlh> mean "others" too? As in <latlhvaD jIvum.>.  
> I've seen it used that way.  That would be, "I work for others."

All by itself, <latlh> is "other, another". If the noun is obvious, as in
your example, it makes perfect sense to drop the noun and just use <latlh>.

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