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Re: jIHtaHbogh naDev vISovbe'

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



MorphemeAddict@wmconnect.com wrote:
> In a message dated 12/16/2007 11:21:39 AM Central Standard Time, 
> david@trimboli.name writes:
> 
>> Which of these is correct?
>>
>>     qepDaq wejDIch pIn vIlegh
>>     qep wejDIchDaq pIn vIlegh
>>
>> I suspect it's the latter, and the justification is in TKD: "Numbers are 
>> used as nouns. As such they may stand along as subjects or objects or 
>> they may modify another noun." Therefore, {qep wejDIch} may be 
>> considered a noun phrase, and it may be appropriate to add {-Daq} to it.
>>
>> SuStel
>>
> 
> 
> We have this example of {-Daq} appended to an ordinal number following the 
> noun:
> 
> qep'a' wejDIchDaq jatlhtaH tlhIngan Hol HaDwI'pu'.
> [lit.: At the third qep'a' Klingon-language studiers were speaking.]
> MSNexpert.forum (untranslated; 11/1996)

Yes. I know that. That's where my example comes from. I was 
differentiating between a name and a non-name phrase.

SuStel
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