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  • Nietzsche quote

    Posted by Tzica on April 12, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Hello, I need some guidance on that : “What does not kill me , will make me stronger”.

    Since i’m not a native english,

    1. is correct to use “What…” or is more apropiate to use “That which…” ;

    2. which is more …klingonian ( using personal..”me”..or..using general “us” ?.

    I “work” with Bing..and i get ” muHohbe’chug vaj muHoSmoh ” ( what does not kill me makes me stronger). Any guidance will be helpfull. Thank you.

    bIrchoH replied 4 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • enru

    Member
    April 13, 2023 at 4:14 am

    If you want to include “me”:

    {muHoHbe’chugh vay’, jIHoS ‘e’ ghurmoH vay’vetlh}

    “If something doesn’t kill me, that (something) makes me stronger [lit. increases that I am strong].”

    If you want to be more vague:

    {HoHbe’chugh vay’, HoSlu’ ‘e’ ghurmoH vay’vetlh}

    “If something doesn’t kill (someone), that (something) increases that (someone) is strong.”

    Also, never use Bing. It’s always wrong.

    • bIrchoH

      Member
      March 13, 2024 at 9:50 am

      Klingon teacher Lieven Litaer also critised Bing for mistranslations, and I think we can trust that a person responsible for the German qepHom and in contact with Mark Okrand knows enough about tlhlIngan Hol.

  • Tzica

    Member
    April 19, 2023 at 2:43 am

    Thanks for the detailed explanations.

    For other ( just only one !!! ) translate, ..to klingon, i should open other topic, or would be apropiate to continue in that one ?.

    • MountainBlossom

      Member
      May 26, 2023 at 11:13 pm

      i think if its another nietzsche quote go ahead and post it here – if its a quote from someone else id start a new thread

  • bIrchoH

    Member
    March 13, 2024 at 9:52 am

    By the way, if you need the quote in the original German:

    Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich stärker.

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