tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Aug 15 22:03:33 2002
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RE: [Klbc] Possesion Nouns
> When using the type 4 endings on nouns, or any other ending, how
> do you use them with joined nouns, such as tlhIngan Hol or jagh nuH
You attach it to the noun that is being possessed, etc.
DujwIj quS pe' - he cut the seat of my plane.
I own the plane. Sure, the tire is mine too; or maybe I borrowed that part.
Duj quSwIj pe' - he cut my seat of the plane.
The plane is not mine, but I'm claiming the seat.
> Recently I was trying to ask the question, how good is your klingon?
> I came up with this:
> chay' QaQ tlhIngan Hol?
> Where do I put the -lij??
Is it your klingon or your language? Hmm, or is it your skill of the
Also, the english "how" is used in multiple ways. I don't think the "how"
in "how good is your klingon" is the same as the /chay'/ "how".
chay' QaQ tlhIngan HollIj? jIqeqmo' QaQ.
"How is your klingon good?" "It's good because I practice."
tlhIngan Hol laHlIj yIDel.
"Describe your ability of the klingon language."
tlhIngan Hol DotlhlIj yIper.
"Label your status of the klingon language."