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In a message dated 4/26/2008 14:06:59 PM Central Daylight Time, 
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> (For example, "jonta' neH" for "engines only" / "want prisoners!" -
> from which comes the animate plural -ta', the concept of "Clipped
> Klingon", and the lack of 'e' in {neH} constructions.)
> 


There is no animate plural, although there are three plural suffixes: one for 
nouns representing beings capable of using language (-pu'), one for parts of 
bodies (-Du'), and one for everything else (-mey).  Maybe you meant the 
language-user suffix?

{ta'} is a bound morpheme of unknown meaning in several words (all nouns), as 
well as an independent word meaning 'emperor', 'accomplish, accomplishment'.

Back formations caused by changes between performance and presentation were 
common.  Bad pronunciation by most actors was also a big factor.

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