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"Bokor is my aunt."

Translation:'e'mamwI' ghaH boqor'e'.

May 23, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott536751

In a sentence like this where it is unclear whether the aunt in question is on the paternal or maternal side, would both 'e'mam and me' be acceptable? Is there one form which is preferred as a sort of general case? I suppose this same question would apply to the two words for uncle as well.

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

The Klingons tend to be specific and I don't think any of the options can be considered a general non-specific option. But since this exercise does not specify and lacks context, we except all options: 'e'mam, me', 'e'mamnal, and me'nal.

May 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Is there one form which is preferred as a sort of general case?

There is not -- much like how in English there is no one word that covers "nephew" and "niece" together or "uncle" and "aunt" together, the way we have "parent" for "father or mother".

May 24, 2019
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