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RE: mu'mey Sar

jatlh qa'ral:

> cha'Hu' De'qo'Daq ngab QInvam.  vIngeHqa'.  
> QInwIj bojangDI' tuquvmoH!

> 1)  qen mu' /ghajchoH/ vIlaD.  /get/ 'oS'a'?

HIja'. "get" 'oSlaHlaw'. <tu'>, <Sam>, <Suq>, <tlhap> je rur. roD <Suq> qaq
law' <ghajchoH> qaq puS.

> 2)  chay' /then, at that time/ jatlhlu'?  poHvetlh?

This one is a bit more complex. <poHvetlh> *might* work, if context makes
clear what exactly the <poHvetlh> represents. Okrand has used <jajvetlh> and
(I believe) <jajvam> as timestamps as well.

If you mean "something happens, and then something else happens", there are
a few ways to say this. The first is to just put the two sentences in
sequence: <'uQ vIvut. vISop.>

You can also use the type nine suffix <-DI'>, possibly with <-pu'> or
<-ta'>: <gheD vIleghDI' vIHoH>; <'uQ vIvutta'DI', vISop>.

> 3)  What sort of column is meant by /tut/?   qachQeD mu' 'oH'a'?

'e' vIHar jIH. chaq jaS Har latlhpu'. I also suspect this may be another
pun: Egypt is famous for both massive architecture, including some truly
monstrous columns <tutmey>, and a certain young Pharoah whose name is often

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