Word: Age

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How old a person, non-language using animal, or thing is, in years or months.


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    1. OK, but how would you say something like “Ayanna Pressley introduced a bill to lower the voting age”?

       

      I voted +1 on this. Why? We already have nenghep (Age of Ascension) and peHghep (Age of Inclusion), which imply that the word for age is ghep. ghep as a standalone is not canon, though. If Marc Okrand says that ghep really is the word for age, though, I’d like it to be official.

      1. I would say the following:

        chut cherbogh rIp’a’vaD chupta’ghach SeQ much A.P.
        yIn poH DISmey mI’ rav’e’ poQbogh lapwI’ nupmoHmeH chut chupta’ ghaH.
        AP presented a formal suggestion to the great council that establishes law.
        She suggested a law for decreasing the minimum number of lifetime years required by a voter.

          1. It’s two sentences because we lack words for legislature and bill (or chut [precursor]).

  1. For many years already we have been told that we cannot assume what a part of a word means, no matter how obvious it may appear. So, no matter how strongly we suspect that ghep = age, we are not allowed to use it this way.