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Re: yu'ghach

qultoQ wrote:

: chay' /virgin\ jatlh?  ie //may you die a virgin\\

If you were to render the noun, you would wind up with an awkward definition,
not a translation: {not (vay') ngaghpu'wI'} "one who has never mated (with
anyone)."  English sentences tend to be noun-centered, Klingon verb-centered. 
Let this tendency work for you.  If you're stuck on a noun, try to "recast"
phrase using a verb: 

  May you die before you have mated.
  bIngaghpu'pa' bIHeghjaj.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons 

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