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Re: tlhIngan porgh

Steven Lytle (lytlesw@gmail.com)



jIQoch.
{'ay'} is not a body part. It's plural is with {-mey}. I'd say {ghop
'ay'mey} even though they're parts of a hand, a definite body part. Or
{ghopDu' 'ay'mey}, 'parts of hands'.
Does {porgh} take {-Du'}? It's not a body 'part'.
lay'tel SIvten

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Fiat Knox <fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> If /'ay'/ is the possessed and /porgh/ the possessor, surely -Du' is
> appropriate in this instance.
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> --- On Sun, 15/11/09, Lieven Litaer <levinius@gmx.de> wrote:
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> > I was just wondering...
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> > Body parts take the plural for body parts, {-Du'}.
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> > But what about the word "body part" itself?
> > Should I say
> >   {tlhIngan porgh 'ay'mey}
> >      or
> >   {tlhIngan porgh 'ay'Du'}
> >
> > {'ay'} is NOT a part of the body, so I guess {'ay'mey}
> > would be correct.
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