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Re: Basic grammar question

Alan Anderson ( [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" <>
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

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