tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Feb 07 16:55:08 2002

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Re: omitting {lu-}

> "There's a lot of things you don't know." 
> "There are a lot of cat owners on this block."  
> How does this sort of change/confusion occur?  My guess would be that
> things like {tu'lu'} and "there is" gradually become fixed expressions
> from being said so many times.

You listed it as "there is" but used it as "there's".  How do you do that 
with "there are"?... "there're".  So "there's" is used because it's easier than 
being grammaticly correct.
Similar with lutu'lu'/tu'lu'; one less syllable.


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