tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Apr 25 10:20:40 2002
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apposition with pronouns
- From: "Sangqar (Sean Healy)" <email@example.com>
- Subject: apposition with pronouns
- Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 14:20:36 +0000
There was recently a thread titled "majaH torgh" which got me thinking. How
would we do apposition with pronouns?
vIjaH jIH Sangqar
I, Sangqar, go.
Or would it be permissible to leave out the pronoun?
Some might say that Sangqar is not a first-person subject - but If I'm the
one speaking, it is, because it's me. But this would sound extremely weird
in Finnish (in which the subject pronoun is more frequently dropped than
used, like Klingon), so I suspect the first is the better choice.
Of course, this would probably never be used in spoken Klingon, but perhaps
the Bible Translation Project has come across this kind of counstruction
(this kind of apposition is common in ancient documents, especially in a
colophon, although I can't recall any examples from the Bible off the top of
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