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  5. "tuqnIghwI' ghaH."

"tuqnIghwI' ghaH."

Translation:She is a member of my house.

July 18, 2019



tuq is a family house, tuqnIgh is the member of a house ... isn't then tuqnIghwI' "my member of a house"?


Yes. But in colloquial English you wouldn't say She is my member of a house, so it comes out He/she is a member of my house.

When Okrand introduced the word he included an example, tuqnIghwI' member of my house.

You can think of the word tuqnIgh as meaning house-member. Therefore, tuqnIghwI' ghaH He/she is my house-member.

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