tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Sep 14 09:59:12 2009

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

RE: nom*i*nal*ize 2. to convert (an underlying clause) into a noun phrase

Steven Boozer (

>> Note that all five of these have another suffix between the
>> verb and {-ghach}.

>What's interesting about these is that these are different types of
>suffixes. From MO's description, it sounded like you couldn't use a naked
>verb plus {-ghach} because some sort of time or state was implied by {-
>ghach} that the naked verb didn't convey, so one had to use one of the
>"aspectual" suffixes, such as {-taH} or {-qa'}. But the only aspectual
>suffix in the above group is {-qa'}, and the others are more like modal
>suffixes.  So maybe the need for an intervening suffix is more of a
>formal requirement than something inherent in the meaning of {-ghach}.

To review the types of intervening suffixes MO has used:

Type 3 (change)
  naDqa'ghach      "re-commendation" (TKD)

Type 4 (cause):
  quvmoHghach      "process of honoring" (HQ 3.3)

Type 5 (ability):
  lo'laHghach      "value" (TKD)
  lo'laHbe'ghach   "worthlessness" (TKD)

Type 7 (aspect):
  tlhutlhtaHghach  "ongoing drinking" (HQ 3.3)
  nobtaHghach      "ongoing giving" (HQ 3.3)
  nobpu'ghach      "a given (a finished case of giving)" (HQ 3.3)
  belpu'ghach      "having been pleased" (HQ 3.3)

  naDHa'ghach      "discommendation" (TKD)
  quvHa'ghach      "dishonor" (TKW)

Canon Master of the Klingons

Back to archive top level