tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat May 16 13:48:18 2009
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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!
Christopher Fulkerson, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
Would someone please take my name off of this mailing list - I don't know
who in particular to write to.
On Sat, May 16, 2009 1:38 pm, David Trimboli wrote:
> 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
> David Trimboli