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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'.

qatlh <-'I'>?


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