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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
> can't take Type 5 suffixes - it's a holdover from when those
> nouns had Type 5 suffixes of their own.

Or maybe Maltz isn't telling us everything.  :P


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