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Re: Basic grammar question

Alan Anderson (aranders@insightbb.com) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



ja' SuStel:

> Nowhere in the canon
> is there any example of conjoining a noun and a pronoun, but  
> neither is
> there any situation in the canon where doing so would seem to be
> appropriate. My knowledge of the canon is, however, rusty; if  
> anyone can
> cite an example of a noun-pronoun conjunction, or of anything that  
> goes
> out of its way to avoid one, please post it.


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From: "Marc Okrand" <MarcOkrand@msn.com>
Newsgroups: msn.onstage.startrek.expert.okrand
Date: 01 Sep 1997
Subject: Re: family names

According to Maltz, there are at least a couple of ways to identify a
Klingon's house (or <tuq>).

[...]

If Kahlor is speaking, he could say, "I am of the House of Molor":

     matay' jIH molor tuq je

Or if one were speaking to Kahlor, one could say, "You are of the  
House of
Molor":

     Sutay' SoH molor tuq je

Literally, these are "The House of Molor and I are  
together" (<matay'> "we
are together," <jIH> "I," <molor tuq> "House of Molor," <je> "and"),  
"The
House of Molor and you are together" (<Sutay'> "you [plural] are  
together,"
<SoH> "you").  The independent pronouns (<jIH> "I" and <SoH> "you" in  
the
examples above) are always used in this construction.
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