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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngeQ

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<div dir="ltr">Sancho Panza vIttlegh choqawmoH. bal ngeQchugh nagh pagh nagh ngeHchugh bal, balvaD qab. &quot;Whether the rock hits the pitcher or the pitcher hits the rock, it&#39;s going to be bad for the pitcher.&quot;<div>~&#39;eD</div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Thu, Dec 11, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Steven Boozer <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href=""; target="_blank"></a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">&gt; Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, December 11, 2014<br>
&gt; Klingon word: ngeQ<br>
&gt; Part of speech: verb<br>
&gt; Definition: bump into, run into, collide with<br>
KGT 157f.:  The word [{paw&#39;}] literally means &quot;collide&quot; and is usually (though hardly exclusively) heard when referring to vehicles. In both its literal and slang usages, {paw&#39;} takes a plural subject ... {paw&#39; lupDujHommey} (&quot;The shuttlecraft collide&quot;). To refer to a something in motion colliding with something stationary, a different verb, {ngeQ} (&quot;bump into, collide with&quot;) is used, as in {raS ngeQ tera&#39;ngan} (&quot;The Terran bumps into the table&quot;). When the subject of {paw&#39;} is persons, the most common interpretation of the verb is the slang one-that is, butt heads. ... When the subject of {paw&#39;} is anything other than persons, the most likely interpretation is the non-slang one, collide. If one wanted to say that two persons collide but not imply that they butt heads, the verb {ngeQ} would probably be used along with the suffix {-chuq} (each other) as in &quot;ngeQchuq tera&#39;nganpu&#39;} (&quot;The Terrans collide with each other&quot;).<br><br></blockquote></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature">My modeling blog:          <a href=""; target="_blank"></a><br>My other modeling blog:  <a href=""; target="_blank"></a><br></div>
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