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Re: Dreaming in Klingon

Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen wrote:

> How would you refer to a person -- say for example, your captain -- if that
> person was dead? Would you use -wI' or -wIj?

I would only use -wIj if I was talking about *HoDwIj porgh* (specifically
referring to his shell).  There's an arguement for both ways and I think it's
one of those things we won't know for sure until MO says something.  Whichever
one prefers.  Remember though, Klingons believe in an after life.  They don't
cease to exist when their hearts stop.  If one believes his captain is in
Stovokor then I think one should continue to refer to him as an intelligent


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