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  • clinging to

    Posted by peHruS on May 19, 2022 at 12:55 am

    It seems that ‘uch works for The child clings onto his targh. But, I think it might not work for The dust clings to my uniform. What should I do about the second instance of cling?

    qurgh replied 2 weeks, 2 days ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • qurgh

    Administrator
    May 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm
    po'wI'

    Does dust actually “cling”, or is there just dust on your uniform? I don’t believe the dust is “clinging”. That suggests, to me, that it is actively holding onto something. I would suggest simply rewording it to use a verb we do know instead of “clinging” onto the English verb.

    HIpDaq Say’qIS tu’lu’There is dust on my uniform

    HIpwIj vel Say’qISDust coats/covers my uniform (if there’s a lot of it)

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    • enru

      Member
      June 8, 2022 at 1:55 am
      None

      I agree with your analysis, but is {vav} a verb? I can’t find it on Hol ‘ampaS.

      • enru

        Member
        June 8, 2022 at 2:39 am
        None

        peHruS answered my question – it’s obvious you meant {vel}.

  • peHruS

    Member
    June 8, 2022 at 2:01 am
    None

    HIpwIj vel Say’qIS might work for “covers”; but it still does satisfy me for “clings”. What about things that attached temporarily by static electricity?

    • enru

      Member
      June 8, 2022 at 2:41 am
      None

      You could say {ngam}:
      {HIpwIjDaq ngam Say’qIS} “Dust adheres to my uniform”.

      Or you could say {HIr}, if the dust is particularly difficult to remove:
      {HIpwIj HIr SayqIS} “Dust is stuck to my uniform.”

      • enru

        Member
        June 8, 2022 at 2:44 am
        None

        Ugh, I forgot the {-Daq} on the second {HIpwIj}.

      • qurgh

        Administrator
        June 13, 2022 at 8:21 pm
        po'wI'

        I like these. They are certainly good options. 😀