tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun Oct 10 18:16:53 1993
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This 'N' That
A couple quickies.
First off, a general reminder: Do not forget to put -'e' on your subject
if you are using a pronoun to-be verb! It is an easy and common mistake,
and one we should strive to eradicate. The following line from the recent
joke shows this up *three* times:
>wa'DIch ghaH Human, cha'DIch ghaH verengan, wejDIch ghaH tlhIngan.
Needs to be:
wa'DIch ghaH Human'e', cha'DIch ghaH verengan'e', wejDIch ghaH tlhIngan'e'.
Second: I'd tend to agree with the dispute of the claim that more people
speak tlhIngan Hol than Esperanto. Certainly many people dabble in tlhIngan
Hol, maybe even have a fair knowledge of it. But *speak* it? I have found
precious few who can hold an actual conversation in the language. Even on
this list, which has a large membership, there's still only a handful who
post regularly (and well) in the language. The good news is, though, that
we are growing fast, and I think we may well see the day when we overtake
Esperanto. But I seriously doubt that day is here yet.