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Re: Klingon on road signs!

HoD qengvo':

> Wouldn't
>     tlhIngan Hol 'e' majatlh naDev
> work for "Klingon language spoken here"?

Not very well.  ma- means "we" subject and no object, or an
understood object.  The Type 5 verb suffix -lu' "indefinite
subject" would fit this situation very well; in general, English
passive forms often are well expressed with -lu'.  Thus:

     naDev tlhIngan Hol jatlhlu'

- marqem

                         Mark A. Mandel 
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