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Re: {pagh Doch} or {pagh Dochmey}? (Fwd: [Question #76058]: Klingon plural expression is this: Plural-Forms: nplurals=2; plural=n > 1)

ghunchu'wI' (

On Jul 14, 2009, at 10:49 PM, Doq wrote:

> ...the kind of grammatical
> redundancy present in the second one is rare in Klingon.

It's somewhat rare in Klingon spoken by us Terrans.  That could be  
due to our biases, rather than any such tendency in the language  
itself.  We have examples where Klingon does repeat words, and Marc  
Okrand comments that it doesn't sound awkward to a Klingon.  On the  
other hand, in the specific context of information being presented by  
a computer, I tend to think that clipped Klingon might be  
appropriate.  That removes redundancy to the point of leaving *no*  
grammatical information about certain things.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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