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Re: Dreaming in Klingon

jang Alan Anderson:

>ja' Lawrence:
>>How would you refer to a person -- say for example, your captain -- if that
>>person was dead? Would you use -wI' or -wIj?
>>If you take the position that the captain was capable of speech while
>>alive, and that such an attribute should be considered permanent once
>>applied, then you'd go with -wI'.
>I agree with this position completely.  I'd also like to point out that
>Klingon has a lack of focus on tense, so the idea of "capable of speech"
>*should* be a permanent attribute.  Note that babies are supposed to get
>the speaking possessives because of their potential to speak; dead people
>would likely be treated the same.

    There are other point here. Unfortunatly I don't know the
apropriate word in english, but what about the people that cannot speak
as blink = people that cannot see.  Will you use {-wIj} or {-wI'}.


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