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Re: Klingon IPA chart

ghunchu'wI' (

On Jun 26, 2009, at 8:45 AM, Michael Everson wrote:

> The syllable is the basic morpheme in Klingon, is it not?

No, it is not.

It is true that the vast majority of morphemes are indeed one  
syllable long.  However, polysyllabic morphemes are not so rare as to  
be exceptional: {pe'vIl}, {ghaytan}, {HISlaH}, {ghobe'}, {HanDogh},  
{DIvI'}, {rejmorgh}, etc.  {jabbI'ID} is particularly common around  
these parts.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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