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Re: mI'QeD ngerwIj gholpu'vaD jIjatlh



jatlh DSTRADER@delphi.com:
[...]
: Ok, what else.. Oh, yeah. In my last message, I wrote a "P.S." and labeled
: it {ghItlh 'o'}, Klingon for "postscript." Well, laibow@brick.purchase.edu
: ruined my fun and told me it should be {'o' ghItlh}. I'm afraid not, laibow.
: Here's the way I see it: 'o', which means "aft," is one of those position
: words like retlh, joj, or bIng. It means "area behind." It does not, as far 
: as I'm concerned, have to mean the back of a ship (the specific meaning
: of "aft" in English), but the back of anything. In the case of ghItlh 'o',
: it is the back or end of the writing. Translate it as "the writing's
: behind-area." To complete the picture, {'et}, "fore," could similarly
: mean "area-in-front."
: 
: E.g., {qach 'o'Daq jIyIt 'ej qach 'etDaq bIqet}
:       "I am walking behind the building and you are running in front of it.
: 
: Or maybe if I don't want to repeat qach, I could say,
: {qach 'o'Daq jIyIt 'ej 'etDajDaq bIqet}. Either way; it doesn't matter.
: 
: 'et = front
: 'o' = back
: ghoHqang 'Iv
Gotcha. I stand corrected; however, I still think >'o' ghitlh< makes some
sense -- it means "rear writing", while you seem to be saying "*behind* the
writing". Both phrases seem to work for "postscript". (For the record, my
name's Marnen, as you'll see from my .sig, or Qichqemwi' if you're speaking
Klingon.)

: 
: Guido#1 signing off ---*
: 
: 

Qapla' Qichqemwi'vo'.
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