tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Mar 07 14:59:23 2002

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Re: -bogh

SuStel wrote:
>For example,
>    HoHbogh SuvwI' 'ej qabDaj 'angbe'bogh
>    warrior who kills and who doesn't reveal his face
>There is no sentence here, there is just a complicated noun phrase.  The
>VERBS are being joined by /'ej/.

Or you can put {SuvwI'} at the end of the string:

   HoHbogh 'ej qabDaj 'angbe'bogh SuvwI'

on the model of:

  romuluSngan Sambogh 'ej HoHbogh nejwI'
  Romulan hunter-killer probe  (KCD)

Since there's no noun following the first {-bogh}, the reader is forced to 
look for it at the end, thereby tying the whole phrase more closely 
together IMHO.  This, however, is a matter of personal style and is a 
minority preference on this list.  There is also a counter-example from KGT:

   SuDbogh Dargh 'ej wovbogh
   The tea that is {SuD} and light.
   (meaning "light green/yellow tea")

where Okrand kept the governing noun with the first {-bogh}.

>If this were split apart, it might be
>   HoHbogh SuvwI'
>   the warrior who kills
>   qabDaj 'angbe'bogh SuvwI'
>   the warrior who doesn't show his face

It's just a matter of which of the two {SuvwI'} you're eliding.

Chacun a son gout.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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