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Word: go through, pass through

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To travel through an undifferentiated mass or a collection of homogeneous individual objects (a forest, a crowd, water, soil, space…). “I passed through the crowd.” “We travelled through the forest.” “The norgh passed through the water below me.” “The bullet went straight through him.”


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3 thoughts on “go through, pass through

  1. Rhona Fenwick says:

    To clarify further, it has been made explicitly clear that vegh to go through requires a ringlike opening, and does not normally render other senses of the English phrase. Alternatively, perhaps nouns of location might deal with the idea equally well: “area (embedded) within [a homogeneous mass with no clear interior]”, or “area among [a group of alike individual objects]”. The latter doesn’t seem to be well-covered by joj: ngem ??jojDaq malengtaH we are travelling in the forest, and it’d be very useful to know if qoD would be used for the interior of a non-enclosed space (e.g. a forest) or a homogeneous mass (like water) as well as an enclosed open space like a room (see KGT p.198), or if these are dealt with using other nouns of location.

  2. qurgh says:

    Can I add “(spaces between things)” to the title to clearly differentiate it from the “go through (matter)” suggestion?

    • Rhona Fenwick says:

      I admit, I hadn’t intended the two as needing separation. Would a ghost passing through a wall be any different, for Klingons, to a person passing through water? Is a particle passing through steel any different from a bullet passing through a muscle in anything but scale?

      (These are rhetorical questions, by the way, for if this should be one of the words that gets up in the poll. Personally I’d be very surprised indeed if there were two separate verbs, but if you believe firmly enough that they should be differentiated then by all means go ahead.)

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