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Word: Face (orient towards)

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“We must now turn to face the front of the room” “Each of these three sculptures faces a different compass direction.”


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8 thoughts on “Face (orient towards)

  1. Andrew Miller says:

    Can be expressed with X lurghDaq [pro] be in the direction of X.

    So that our fronts are in the direction of the front of the room, now we must turn.
    pa’ tlhop lurghDaq bIHmeH tlhopDu’maj, DaH matlhe’nIS.

    As for these three sculptures, all of their fronts are in a different direction of northwest, east, or southwest.
    wej Hewmeyvam’e’, ‘ev chan tIng ghap lurgh pImDaq bIH Hoch tlhopmeychaj.

    • De'vID says:

      FWIW Marc Okrand translated “on their backs” (facing upward) as DungDaq legh, in a deleted scene for Star Trek V. It’s not entirely satisfactory though.

        • De'vID says:

          The line, spoken by a drunk General Koord, was:

          DungDaq legh ‘ej QotnIStaH romuluSngan be’pu’! “Romulan women belong on their backs!”

          The verb Qot already indicates that a body is prone, so presumably DungDaq legh means they’re facing up (as opposed to lying on one’s side, for example).

  2. De'vID says:

    Now that we know how to give instructions for striking yoga poses, this could be useful for “downward-facing targ”.

  3. De'vID says:

    I like jeq for expressing this concept, though it won’t work in every situation. DaH pa’ ’em wIjeqnIS!

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