tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Jul 03 08:28:29 2002

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Re: ??HolDaq

In a message dated 6/14/2002 1:58:07 PM Mountain Daylight Time, writes:

> Voragh:
> >>The only oddity is his putting {-Daq} on the ordinal number {wejDIch}
> >>"third".  Is this a clue that ordinals can take noun suffixes? 

I will search, but it has been my impression that type 5 noun suffixes go on 
the final element of the phrase no matter what part of speech that is.  So 
far, this is obvious only if the the non-noun is a stative verb.  Thus, they 
are not merely noun suffixes; they are phrase suffixes.

Still, we have never seen evidence that the "phrase suffix" can be placed 
onto a verb which is not an adjectival-verb.  Nor can I claim it is logical 
to extend this idea to putting a noun/phrase suffix on an action verb, with 
or without verb suffixes.


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