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Re: Word for mate?

On Oct 16, 12:23pm, wrote:
> Subject: Re: Word for mate?
> tlhInganpu':
> Everyone is suggesting "bangwI'" for the word 'mate,' but what about 
> the word "bang" itself?  TKD lists it as a noun meaning 'love,' but 
> also 'one who is loved.'  Wouldn't "bangwI'" be a bit redundant?
> Holtej

     The main reason it is suggested is that the word was used in ST3,
written by Okrand. Also, you are misinterpreting the wI'. It does not mean
"one who -verb-s". It means "my -noun-capable-of-using-language".

--   charghwI'

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