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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'>?

qIDwIj QIj lutvam:



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