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Re: Doctoral project on the Klingon language

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On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
> Unfortunately {-laH} and {-lu'} are both Type 5 suffixes and can't be used
> together.  There are, of course, the "totally artificial, made-up suffixes"
> {-luH} or {-la'} (described in TKD p.181) but, as Okrand warns:
>  No one accepts such constructions as grammatical; their
>  inappropriateness, the way they grate on the Klingon ear,
>  is exactly what gives them elocutionary clout. A visitor
>  may hear one of these odd suffixes occasionally, but, as
>  with other intentionally ungrammatical forms, it is best
>  to avoid using them until one is extremely comfortable
>  with the nuances of Klingon style.          [TKD 181]
KGT DaghItlh 'e' DaHech, qar'a'?

My TKD has Indirect Objects on page 181...


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