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Re: The topic marker -'e'

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

ghunchu'wI' 'utlh wrote:

> On the other hand, it can be harmFUL when the person doing it doesn't
> yet recognize the difference between the pronoun {'e'} and the noun
> suffix {-'e'}, or thinks {vIlamHa' choHmoH} has a valid meaning.

Harmful how? So they make a mistake? Non-linguist newbies make mistakes 
like those all the time. Exactly what damage will a linguist do if he 
misapplies a linguistic theory to Klingon? Why can't we just point out 
where or why the theory doesn't hold?

tlhIngan Hol MUSH

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