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re: nuH

>i would like to know if /nuH/ in this sentence means "weapon" or
>DujvamDaq tlhIngan nuH tu'lu'bogh pov law' Hoch pov puS 'ej DujvamDaq
>'op SuvwI' tu'lu'bogh po' law' tlhIngan yo' SuvwI' law' po' puS.

As it happens, the word {nuHmey} is actually listed in TKD as a separate 
entry, glossed as "arsenal".

This would suggest that {nuH} is probably the best way to refer to both a 
weapon (singular) and weapons (plural). Perhaps {nuHmey} can be applied both 
to "weapons" and "arsenal", but if it can't I would be using a reaaaaaaally 
big scoop if I said

	cha' nuHmey vIghaj
	[I have two arsenals]

if all I had was just a phaser and a dagger.

Because of the plural suffix {-mey}, {nuHmey} "arsenal" probably has to be 
treated as a plural noun, which makes me wonder how to express the following 

The Romulans destroyed our arsenal:
nuHmeywIj ?luQaw'/?Qaw' romuluSnganpu'.

The colony had three arsenals and four warships.
The invaders destroyed one arsenal and two warships.

wej nuHmey los veSDuj(mey) je ghajpu' mID.
?wa' nuHmey, cha' veSDuj(mey) je Qaw' yotwI'pu'.


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