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RE: KLBC: story

jatlh T'Lod:
>>> qaStaHvIS wa'maH vatlh DIS poH,...

>> Grammatically this is fine, but it makes no sense in the context of the
>> story.
jatlh T'Lod:

> I just wanted to set a past tense setting for the story.  I was unsure 
> if I should use the Type 7 suffixes here.  I thought they might somehow 
> be inappropriate.

What you have said is "During ten centuries, ...". To set the time context
of the story, use a specific timestamp: <wa'SaD ben, ...>. You could
(probably) also say <qaStaHvIS vatlh DIS poH wa'maHDIch, ...>  for "During
the tenth century, ...". Of course, the Klingon tenth century may be quite
different from the Terran one.

>>> rav legh SuvwI'.
>>> nguv rav. Doq.
>>> DopDajDaq legh, 'ej ghel.
>> Whose side is <DopDajDaq> referring to?

> The warrior.  I thought that in the context of the story, this might be 
> clear, since jupDaj hasn't been mentioned yet.

Keep in mind that <-Daj> can also mean "its". Thus the two possible
interpretations here are "the warrior's side" and "the floor's side". When I
first read it, I thought it was the second choice.
>> Body parts get <-Du'>. Whole bodies get <-mey>.
> I thought porgh was considered a body part.  Could porghDu' imply 
> separated parts of a body? 

I doubt it. <porgh 'ay'mey> would work for that, as would a number of more
specific phrases.

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