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Re: Mu'mey chu'

At 11:36 AM 10/7/99 -0400, you wrote:

>The following is NOT intended to replace HolQeD as a source of 
>definitions for these words. For anyone who doesn't have 
>HolQeD, it is better for you to get it and read Okrand's 
>extended descriptions of these words.

qatlho' charghwI'.  qen DochmeypuS vIDIllaH, 'ach tugh HolQeD
*subscription*wIj vISuqqa' 'e' vIHech.


 I'm definitely 
>interpreting and abbreviating these descriptions here.
>I hope to update the New Words List this weekend, if possible. 
>Definitely, after the 20th, it gets major attention. Until then:
>bIS'ub - bottom (interior) (n) Example is the bottom surface of 
>the inside of a box.
>ghal - be jealous (of), envy (v) Examples show it used both with 
>and without a direct object. That implies that you cannot use it 
>adjectivally. Use {-bogh} for that.
>ghIq - then, subsequently (adv). Note that this is not a 
>conjunction, though you can use it in conjunction with a 
>conjunction [grin]. You can't join sentences with it alone. Use 
>it like any other adverbial. It only refers to the sequential 
>sense of "then".
>pIq - period of time from now (n) Consider its relationship with 
>{poH} to be the same as the relationship between {jaj} and 
>{leS}. It follows the noun specifying the period of time 
>involved, as in {cha' tup pIq} meaning "two minutes from 
>pIrmuS - bottom (exterior) (n) Example is the bottom exterior 
>surface of a box.
>ret - period of time ago (n) It is to {poH} what {Hu'} is to 
>{jaj}. It follows the noun specifying the length of the time 
>period. [I'll probably remember it by thinking of "Gone With the 
>tlhoy - overly, to an excessive degree, excessively, too much 
>(adv) Note that this modifies the VERB and not any NOUN of a 
>sentence. It refers to an action that is excessive and not that 
>the action involves too many or too much of a noun. See {'Iq}. 
>[Also note the pun with "cloy", a word not in common 
>English vocabulary, but perfect for this definition.]
>waQ - months from now (n)
>wen - months ago (n) [note pun potential for "when"]
>yor - top (exterior) (n) Example is the exterior top surface of 
>a box. [I'm amazed that he didn't make this word an obvious pun, 
>given the fun he likely would have with box tops, which one 
>saves for valuable prizes. If this is a pun, it escapes me.]
>yuvtlhe' - lid, cover, cap (n) This is a removable top from a 
>container. [Note the obvious pun based upon the instructions on 
>child-proof medicine bottles.]
>'aqroS - top (interior) (n) We already had this word, but the 
>definition is expanded to be the word one might use to describe 
>the underside of a table top were you sitting under it. The word 
>would be very uncommonly used to describe a ceiling, though the 
>two other terms we have for "ceiling" would be much more 
>commonly used.
>'Iq - be too many, be too much (v) Examples show it used 
>adjectivally. [note obvious pun]
>I hope this is helpful.

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