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Re: Klingon alphabet -pIqaD

From: "Qov" <>
> lab SuStel
>  > From: "qurgh lungqIj" <>
>  > > Although, are writing systems covered by linguistics, > > or is the
>  > > not that wide? HolQeD'e' pagh vISov.
>  >
>  > Dunqu' mu'tlheghvam!!
> Do'Ha' pabbe' mu'tlheghvetlh.

bIlughbe'.  pabbejqu' mu'tlhegh.

> DIp DIp lo'lu'DI', DIp wa'DIchDaq mojaq
> vaghDIch lanlu' net tuch.  mojaq vaghDIch 'oH <-'e'>'e'.

DIp DIp lo'be'pu'.

This wasn't a noun-noun construction.  He used /HolQeD'e'/ as a noun in a
header position, and /pagh/ in the object position.

The topic of the sentence is /HolQeD/.  Regarding /HolQeD/, he knows

This is no different grammatically than something like

DujDaq pagh vIlegh.

You'll agree there's no noun-noun there.  The structure is
Header-Object-Verb, as it is with his sentence.

And yes, we can use topicalized nouns like this.  The canon example is

qIbDaq SuvwI''e' SoH Dun law' Hoch Dun puS.
You would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy.  (Star Trek V)
Literally: "In the galaxy, topic: warrior, you are the most wonderful."

Stardate 2079.7

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