tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Apr 19 10:13:51 1999
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Re: Kahless the Unforgettable
On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Carleton Copeland wrote:
> If the following questions cover old ground, it's for one of two reasons:
> I'm new to this list, and for several years I've been living in
> Moscow, where the Web is my only source of information on tlhingan
> Hol. I'd thank you in advance for your advice, but that would be
> somewhat un-Klingon.
> 1) How does one say "Kahless the Unforgettable," "Unforgettable Kahless,"
> or, for that matter, "Kahless cannot be forgotten"? The best I could
> come up with is qeylIS lIjlu'laHbe' for all three expressions (or
> perhaps qeylIS lIjlu'laHbe'bogh for the first). But this violates
> the prohibition against using two suffixes of one type (Type 5) in
> the same verb structure.
Just a note: <lIjbe'lu'> is closer to what you want to say.
The subject needn't be indefinate. I sometimes use (in my notes) <qeyleS
wIlIjlaHbe'bogh> "Kahless whom we cannot forget."
> 2) How then would you say "for Kahless the Unforgettable" (using the
*I* would say: <qeyleSvaD wIlIjlaHbe'bogh>.
Just for emphasis one can also say <qeyleS wIlIjlaHbe'taHbogh> "Kahless,,
whom we CONTINUE to not forget."
> You can call me qa'ral
'ej quljIb chopong 'e' vIchaw'