tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Jul 29 12:40:04 2002
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RE: KLBC: Paul Simon
> > if composing is only the action of writing down what you have in
>> mind, then he has breaks. if composing texts is reflecting about the
>> world you live in, then you are always composing as long as no one
>> distracts you.
>Ok, for composing, yes. But for singing I still suggest no.
> > > > > > waghqu' *concert*vamDaq quSmey.
>> >> > > The seats [tickets] at this concert are very expensive.
>> >> >
>> >> >What's being expensive? The "seats at the concert"? Nouns with a
>> type 5
>> >> >suffix can't modify a noun; so as a locative it should go before
>> >> >the verb.
>> >> is it because a word ending in "-Daq" acts like a header?
>> >It's because TKD p31 (sec 3.4) says "...only the second noun can take
>> >syntactic suffixes (type 5)..."
>> >DloraH, BG
>> do you say this as DloraH or as BG? i mean, of course tkd is the
>> basis, but can't we try to do some gramatical philosophy about the
>This one was as BG. This particular rule doesn't say "usually" or "should",
>etc. The statement is quite definite.
>If a TKD rule includes "usually", then we can discuss it's
>possibilities (, and
no, no. i didn't want to discuss what the rule means, but if we can
explain it in a different way than "it doesn't work because it
> > seemingly the /-Daq/ glues more than the a noun-noun combination.
>That's what this is about; it can't be the glue in a noun-noun.
see? no we have used the word "glue" although it doesn't appear in TKD.
isn't it a nice challenge to formulate easier rules and new rules in
order to make something easier?