tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Apr 16 11:39:20 2002

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Re: paqmey permey

At 09:17 2002-04-15 -0400, David Trimboli wrote:
>From: "Sean M. Burke" <>
>> At 23:58 2002-04-14 -0400, David Trimboli wrote:
>> >For a simpler case, take this phrase:
>> >"a weapon for the captain"
>> >You CANNOT translate this as */HoDvaD nuH/.  Nouns with Type 5 suffixes DO
>> >NOT modify other nouns.  TKD explicitly forbids this.  You either have to
>> This is supposedly according to TKD 3.4 (p31 in my copy)?

I think I give TKD 3.4 a narrower reading that you do. I see it as just
meaning "when you want to express 'X of Y', the construction for that is
{Y X} with the proviso that you can't put type 5 suffixes on the Y." I
don't see it as necessarily a filter against all sequences of
"noun-with-type-5 noun-with-type-5".

I don't see that as necessarily blocking Agnieszka Solska's phrase "KGT:
??qIb lengwI'vaD tlhIngan Hol", since the relationship between
"qIb lengwI" and "tlhIngan Hol" isn't one of "X of Y", but "X for Y".

Sean M. Burke

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