tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Feb 05 19:08:13 2002

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RE: KLBC: {'ej},{qoj},{pagh} + {-bogh}

> Can {'ej},{qoj}{pagh} be used to join two {-bogh} clauses modifying 
> the same head noun?

> Yes, these are the right ones.

> We also have the example:
> {yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI' Say'moHchu' may' 'Iw}
> from the Klingon Anthem.
> This example uses {je} instead of {'ej} presumably because it 
> either "sounds" better in this song, or because the song is 
> traditional and uses unusual grammar from the time/place it was 
> originally written.

There is an alternative interpretation: <yoHbogh matlhbogh je SuvwI'> may be missing a conjunction entirely, with <je> acting as an adverbial after the second verb. In any case, it is a song, so a little bit of nonstandard grammar is not unreasonable to make it fit nicely to the tune.


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