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Re: Online Klingon Language Course

ja' peHruS:
>batleH ghaj yaS  The officer has a bat'leth (sword of honor).
>batleH  =  sword of honor, the large curved sword seen in TV episodes (noun)

The word is spelled {betleH}.

>ghaj  =  has, possesses, owns (verb)

Where did you find the "owns" meaning described?  It seems an unjustified
expansion of the word's meaning.  Possession is generally represented by
the noun-noun construction and by type 4 noun suffixes, not by verbs.

>legh  =  sees (verb)
>je'  =  buys, purchases (verb)

And why do you use a different form of the verb than all of the official
sources?  TKD says "see" and "buy, purchase".  Your rendition isn't quite
incorrect, but it's jarringly unlike the way Okrand presents them.

-- ghunchu'wI' 'utlh

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