tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Mar 10 05:29:34 1994
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- From: [email protected] (Amy West)
- Subject: Phone message
- Date: Thu, 10 Mar 94 14:49:10 PST
- Organization: NIX - The Network Information eXchange, San Diego CA
On Wed 9 Mar 94 20:05, Mark E. Shoulson writes:
> I, too, think "ghum" works really well in this case. I suppose I
> could make some argument that a sound to a Klingon is either musical
> (QoQ), alarm (ghum), or speech (QIch), but I don't believe that either.
> For your particular sentence, though, I imagine a Klingon would say
> "nuq vIQoy jay'!?" using the usual avoidance of the English bias toward
> nouns when verbs will do the trick. Still, it would be nice to have a
> general word for "sound", I expect.
This reminds me of the word for "light". We have words for
"twilight", "moonlight" which are nouns, but no simple noun for
"light" as in what comes from a lamp. There is only the verb, "wov".
I see something of a pattern here.