tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Jan 22 17:18:10 1999
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RE: KLBC: ADV: Get $.05cpm Long Distance "SUPER LOW"
- From: "Andeen, Eric" <Eric.Andeen@Sequencia.com>
- Subject: RE: KLBC: ADV: Get $.05cpm Long Distance "SUPER LOW"
- Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 18:11:57 -0700
> chay' chuqvam tIq?
Sentence order - the subject <chuqvam> goes *after* the verb <tIq>. Also,
"how long" is really not the same thing as just plain "how" - with the
first, you are asking for a *measurement*, but with the second, you are
asking for a *process*.
Your Klingon here is asking "How is the distance long?", which is not what
If you want to ask for a measurement, use the measurement words like <'aD>.
An alternative, though, in this particular sentence is to ask if the
distance is limited at all:
> DaH Qo'noS wIQumlaH'a' 'ej jabbI'ID qutlhtaH'a'?
This one was better, but I do have some corrections. First, <Qum> is just
"communicate", not "communicate with", so you would have to say something
<maQumlaH'a' jIH, jupwI' je>. Second, remember your sentence order -
<jabbI'ID> is the *subject*, so it goes after <qutlh>. Finally, I don't
think the <-taH> on <qutlh> is necessary or useful.
> Hi guys it's been awhile but I'm going to give it a
> try.... what I meant to say was:
> How long is this distance?
> Can I communicate with (call) Qo'noS now and will the
> transmission (call) be cheap?
> Was I even close?