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Re: The topic marker -'e'

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



Steven Lytle wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com>wrote:
>> yIHHomvaD may' 'oH may' quvHa''e'
>>
> qatlh "yIHHomvaD" Dajatlh? yIHHom may' 'oH may' quvHa''e'.

lugh lay'tel SIvten. When you've got a nounânoun construction (i.e., 
genitive), the first noun cannot take a Type 5 suffix (TKD 3.4). 
*{yIHHomvaD may'} "battle for minor tribbles (tribblets?)" is incorrect; 
it should be {yIHHom may'} "minor tribble battle." Otherwise, your 
original sentence can only mean "For minor tribbles, a dishonorable 
battle is a battle."

'ach nuq 'oH yIHHom'e'?

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