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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Adjectives

Will Martin ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html charset=utf-8"></head><body style="word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; -webkit-line-break: after-white-space;" class=""><div class="">If you don’t trust your listener to know the difference by context, you can tweak the grammar to make it clear:</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">peghbogh nuH</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">“The weapon, which is secret” means the same thing as “the secret weapon”, and it cannot possibly be misinterpreted as “the weapon’s secret".</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">nuH peghna’</div><div class=""><br class=""></div><div class="">Any noun suffix can make this obviously “the weapon’s secret”, and in most cases, you can come up with an appropriate noun suffix to force this interpretation. It can’t be misinterpreted as “the secret weapon”.</div><br class=""><div class="">
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<br class=""><div><blockquote type="cite" class=""><div class="">On Oct 9, 2015, at 4:20 PM, HoD qunnoQ &lt;<a href=""; class=""></a>&gt; wrote:</div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline"><div class=""><div dir="ltr" class=""><div class=""><div class=""><div class="">i just read in <a href=""; class=""></a> that "<span id="TKDText" class="">Those notions expressed as adjectives in English (such as <b class="">big, tired</b>) are expressed by verbs in Klingon (<b class="">be big, be tired</b>)"<br class=""><br class=""></span></div><span id="TKDText" class="">but what am i to do,when the klingon verb is a noun too ?<br class=""><br class=""></span></div><span id="TKDText" class="">suppose i want to write "secret weapon". if i say "nuH pegh" can't this be mistaken for "secret of the weapon" or "weapon's secret" ?<br class=""><br class=""></span></div><span id="TKDText" class="">qunnoQ<br class=""></span></div>
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