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Re: The topic marker -'e'

Christopher Doty (suomichris@gmail.com)



How about:

yIHHomvaD may' noblu'bogh 'oH may' quvHa''e'

"A dishonorable battle is a battle given to tribbles?"

??

?

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:48, Christopher Doty <suomichris@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> Scrabble...)
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 12:37, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:
>> 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 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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