tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat May 16 13:40:47 2009
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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!
David Trimboli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen wrote:
> ghItlh Doq:
>> DubtaHba' tlhIngan Hol laHlIj.
> Clearly your suffix order error has been included as a test.
> Personally, I don't like N-N-N constructions. They feel clunky to me.
> I'd have recast this as a complex sentence, thusly:
> tlhIngan Hol lo'meH Dubba'taH laHlIj.
> Or something similar. Of course, I am not one of the grammarians, and
> there may be other errors creeping in that I fail to see.
"Your ability obviously continues to improve in order for it to use
Klingon." A purpose clause is the wrong tool here.
Overly long genitive constructions are poor style, but /tlhIngan Hol/ is
so common as to seem a single unit; it does not overburden the genitive