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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Christopher Doty (

Huh...  It's not a N-N construction, though; the <yIHHomvaD> and the
<may'> aren't in a N-N phrase?

Do we have any cannon about -vaD?? (Gods, I feel like I'm that dude
who is always looking words up when you're just trying to play

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:37, David Trimboli <> wrote:
> Steven Lytle wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Christopher Doty <>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 noun–noun 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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