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revisions for {vaj lut}, part 1



>From: Will Martin <whm2m@uva.pcmail.virginia.edu>
>Date: Sat, 11 Dec 93 23:35:17 EST


>On Dec 11,  2:28am, DSTRADER@delphi.com wrote:
>...
>> Also, I'll change, {qawHaqvaD nuqDaq Duj lungevlu' vItlhob}
>> to {qawHaqvaD vItlhob nuqDaq Duj lungevlu'}
>> Verbs of 'speaking' can precede the quote.

>I've wondered about that, but I've never seen an example in cannon. It
>doesn't really seem very Klingon, since the quote is essentially the object
>of the speaking verb, and as such should precede the verb. In English, it can
>go either place, but I'm not sure that's legit in Klingon, especially without
>punctuation.

Examples in canon don't spring to mind, but I don't need them.  See Section
6.2.5, near the end:

"Similarly, with verbs of saying (say, tell, ask, etc.), 'e' and net are
not used.  The two phrases simply follow one another, in either order."
This is followed by examples "qaja'pu' HIqaghQo'" and "HIqaghQo' qaja'pu'".

>I would appreciate more opinions to confirm or challenge this view.

There you have mine.

>--   charghwI'


~mark



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