tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Apr 26 16:25:29 2002
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what sounds weird
- From: Andrew Strader <[email protected]>
- Subject: what sounds weird
- Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 20:23:43 +0000
- Organization: Decode
SuStel, altho I think I see the point you are trying to make, one
inconsistency jars my intuition and prevents me from seeing it clearly. If I
may transpose two of your paragraphs...
>Remember, what sounds weird in Finnish has no bearing on what sounds weird
Of course. (I personally didn't see much parallel between Finnish and
tlhIngan Hol in this regard either.)
>I can legitimately say, "SuStel goes to the Great Hall," but I can't say,
>"SuStel go to the Great Hall." The latter is wrong, it's baby-talk, spoken
>by those who haven't yet figured out how to use pronouns and verb
>conjugations. But if my name COULD be used as a first-person subject, I
>COULD say "SuStel go to the Great Hall." I can't, so it isn't.
Here it was clear that you were making a point about tlhIngan Hol, and not
But I would hasten to add: What sounds weird in English has no bearing on
what sounds weird in tlhIngan Hol. If you want to assert that X sounds weird
in tlhIngan Hol, you must approach it from an entirely different angle,
preferably from within the domain of tlhIngan Hol.