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Re: Once more into the ship in which I fled

ghunchu'wI' 'utlh (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Jun 20, 2009, at 4:35 PM, McArdle <mcardle09@yahoo.com> wrote:

> The last time this topic was raised (by Holtej last October), there  
> were a number of responses discussing the merits of his proposal,  
> and none at all suggesting that the whole discussion was pointless.

What proposal?

Holtej gave a good attempt at expressing various roles of relative  
clause heads using the known grammar. He was exploring where Klingon  
fit in the "accessibility heirarchy" and specifically whether it  
violated a linguistic universal.  The responses were pretty consistent  
in rejecting the resulting sentences as carrying the intended idea.

The obvious difference between his message and yours is that you had  
already invented grammar to make the meaning you wanted possible to  
express. The responses to that ought rightly to be pretty consistent  
in scolding you. If you can't figure out how to say what you want, you  
shouldn't just make up a way. At least not if you're calling it  
Klongon grammar.

-- ghunchu'wI' 






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