tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun May 09 14:05:49 1999

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Re: tlhIngan qachQeD (Klingon architecture)?

In a message dated 4/30/1999 8:04:54 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

<< Indeed.  {vaS} is a type of building {qach} while
 squares-plazas-ploshchadi-kikarim etc. are the large open spaces bounded by
 streets between buildings.  
 {vaS} probably works for vast *enclosed* spaces such as indoor markets (e.g.
 Gostinnyi Dvor and G.U.M. [qa'ral: do they still call it that?]), those huge
 barn-like train stations and airport buildings, large
 cathedrals-temples-mosques, etc.  IMHO {vaS} corresponds well to Latin
 "basilica", originally referring to a large government building.   >>

While I don't know that {pa'} would work for an "open" enclosed areas, one of 
its definitions is "enclosed area."


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