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Re: KLBC: mu'tay'

ja' SuStel:
>jatlh charghwI':
>><<ghItlhlu'pu''a'>> DaHechlaw'.
>Just want to remind everyone (not just charghwI'; I've seen it a lot
>lately!) that {Hech} means "intend to."  We see here an attempt to say "You
>apparently meant {ghItlhlu'pu''a'}," but what the Klingon has to be is
>{<ghItlhlu'pu''a'> bIjatlh 'e' DaHechlaw'}.
>You don't "intend to 'quotation,'" you "intend to say 'quotation.'"

Look again, SuStel.  The word {Hech} is defined as "intend, mean to".
It's not necessarily "intend to".  It certainly can be used as you
insist, but there's room for disagreement on whether or not it may
be used as charghwI' did.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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