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Re: similes

From: "Quvar valer" <>
> >on the first noun of a noun-noun construction, and that's a no-no
> "When the noun-noun construction is used, only the second noun can takey
syntactic suffixes (Type5).
> Both nouns, however, may take suffixes of the other four types."
> qatlh?! pabvam vIpar... ;-)

Heh.  Do'Ha'.  yISIQtaH!  :)

> >ghaytanHa'.  choja' chetvI' chIm rur DujlIj.  qatlh?  tInmo'?  baS
> >HoSghajmo'?  jISovbe': jIHvaD bIQIjpu'be'.
> 'e' vIHartaH. That's what I thought.

Hee!  There's another of those little hidden rules: you can't put a Type 7
suffix on the second verb of a Sentence As Object . . . .  (TKD 6.2.5)
(Although given as you're completing my sentence rather than your own, I
wonder if that changes things.)

> >It is my impression that Okrand provides us with a tool for constructing
> >similies in KGT, rather than just giving us a listing of set, unalterable
> >sayings.
> So it's not like the idioms, that mean only what they mean.
> When I say {qagh vIrur}, nobody thinks that I'm hungry. But we can change
these expression like we want

jISovbe'.  chaq Dayajlu'.  tlhIngan wIghelnISlaw'.

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