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Re: KLBC: summer's in, school's out

jatlh pagh

>> vaj jIQaghHa' ghojwI'Homvo'.
> Nouns with type five suffixes (except -'e') must go at the beginning of the
> clause they are part of, so <ghojwI'Homvo'> must go before <jIQaghHa'>.
> I'm also having trouble figuring out what you're saying here. I suspect you
> mean that you have gone from being a student to someone who does not often
> make mistakes. Let me know what you wanted to say, and I will help you say
> it.

I'm trying to say that (I'm a highschool teacher and) I'm finished
correcting the student's error.

I think it should have been something like:

vaj ghojwI'Homvo' jIQaghHa'.

I forgot about the OVS syntax.

>> tlhIngan Hol QaghwIj QaghHa' pagh!
> <Qagh> is defined as "err, be mistaken, make a mistake". I don't think
> <Qagh> can take an object - something like <mu'tlheghvam vIQagh> would not
> make sense - so <QaghHa'> probably cannot either. You can use another nice
> verb here - <lughmoH>.
> If this is a simple statement - "pagh will correct my errors", then it is
> fine with <lughmoH>, and correct as well: DaH QaghlIj vIlughmoHlI'bej. If it
> is a request (command), then you need an imperative prefix: <tlhIngan Hol
> QaghwIj tIlughmoH, pagh!>. (Unless you are assuming you have only one error,
> which would make the prefix <yI->).

I will explain the whole idea I was trying to get through. I'm a teacher and
since school is now finished I will let you, pagh, be the teacher and I will
do the mistakes that you will help me correct. The approximate translantion
I was trying to achieve was:

School is finished so I'm finished correcting the students errors. Now pagh
will correct my klingon errors.

I can see that I left a couple of things out. Lets try again.

rIn DuSaQ vaj ghojwI'Homvo' jIlughmoHbe'. DaH QaghwIj lughmoHlI'bej pagh.

ghojtaH 'e' Qatlhchu'.

Nelson Lamoureux
«Le malheur avec un type intelligent,
 c'est qu'il n'est jamais assez
 intelligent pour ne pas se dire
 qu'il est le plus intelligent.»

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