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[Tlhingan-hol] Captain Qov versus Qov's captain

Anthony Appleyard ( [KLI Member]

To return to the apparent ambiguity between {Qov HoD} meaning:-<br>(1) Qov's captain, if he is lower in rank than a captain.<br>(2) Captain Qov, if he is a captain<br><br>Can {Qov HoD} also mean "the captain of the ship that Qov is riding on"?, if Qov is higher rank than a captain (e.g. Qov is an admiral or a king).<br><span class="" id="ouHighlight__0_7TO0_5"><br>{Qov 'oHbogh HoD} would mean "the captain, who is Qov", and would mean </span><span class="" id="ouHighlight__0_7TO0_5">specifically (2).<br></span><br>Presumably rank names are in a special class and can be used in apposition as in {Qov HoD}.<br><br>In the Turkic languages, as in Klingon, "my", "you", etc are suffixes added to a noun, e.g. Turkish<br>[camı] = "mosque", [camısı] = "his mosque". And in Turkish, [Mehmet camısı] = "Mehmet his mosque" = "Mehmet's mosque".<br>(Compare former literary British English spellings such as "St.James his park" for "St.James's park".)<br><br>Thus {Qov HoDDaj} = "Qov, his captain" may specifically mean "Qov's captain", but would be non-Okrandian.<span class="" id="ouHighlight__0_7TO0_5"></span><br><br><p></p>
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