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Re: Yet another newbie!

David Trimboli (david@trimboli.name) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



Tracy Canfield wrote:
> 2009/11/13 Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu>:
>> Tracy:
>>> Since -Hom isn't merely "small", but "minor", perhaps "fine
>>> print" could be handled as  mu'HomHey  "apparently minor words".
>> Fine print isn't necessarily {-Hom} "minor".  In fact, it's often
>> more important than the regular print!  That's the very reason
>> people use fine print, after all.
>> 
> Hence the -Hey ...

Except for {-qu'} and {-be'}, suffixes don't apply to each other.
{-HomHey} doesn't become "apparently minor"; it means "apparent, minor
(something)."

I found {mu'Hom} for "fine print" to be unintelligible. Like Voragh, I
read that as "wordlet," whatever that means. Maybe it might have
something to do with "sweet nothings."

<Kermoy, qoghwIjDaq mu'Hom tItlhup.>

<Hung yaS.>

<mu'Hom 'oH Hung yaS'e'?!>

<ghobe'; nutlha'qu' Hung yaS!>

> Since verbs used adjectivally can't take suffixes other than -qu,

Actually, they can. That rule is stated in TKD, but since then we've
seen adjectival verbs with {-Ha'} and {-be'} as well.

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