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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 47

ghunchu'wI' (qunchuy@alcaco.net)



On Oct 9, 2013, at 12:27 AM, "Robyn Stewart" <robyn@flyingstart.ca> wrote:

> naDev cha law' tu'lu'. "There are numerous torpedoes here."  Plural cha but
> singular tu'lu' because of how Klingon irregular plurals work.

Reading {law'} here makes me uncomfortable with the singular object. This is a corner of Klingon grammar where my instincts fail me. I don't know whether counted/quantified inherent plurals still construe as singular. I'm pretty sure the question was posed to Marc Okrand, but I don't remember if he gave a clear answer.

I would have phrased the idea in a way that avoids the issue: {naDev law' cha}

-- ghunchu'wI'
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