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Re: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e'

>Actually, the term 'genitive' has been used on this list to describe the 
>function of the first noun in a noun-noun construction.  To slip into the 
>fiction of Klingon for a bit, I suspect that long ago, there was a 
>'genitive' syntactic marker, and like the other syntactic markers it was a 
>Type 5 suffix.  This would explain why nouns occupying that grammatical 
>role can't take Type 5 suffixes - it's a holdover from when those nouns had 
>Type 5 suffixes of their own.

jI'omlaHbe': chaq <-'I'> 'oH mojaqvam'e'.

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