tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Apr 09 22:57:04 2002
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RE: need help on translation
> javHu' Duj chu' vIpuvchoH.
Watch your spelling. The word is javHu'. The ' is a letter of the alphabet
just as much as all the others. p90 - Hu' "days ago".
javHu' - six days ago.
and "vessel". Qov didn't say /muD Duj/ in this sentence, sometimes she
does; but Qov is an airplane pilot. She's using Duj to refer to an
Again with the '
Go up one word from where you found "activate" on p83.
You find: chu' - "be new"
> vIpuvchoH= I fly change .
-choH read section 4.2.3 on p37. This suffix means you're changing what
you are doing. She wasn't flying it; now she is.
vIpuv - "I fly it"
vIpuvchoH - "I begin to fly it"
Then we put all the words together...
javHu' "six days ago". This is sitting at the beginning of the sentence all
by itself. This is called a TimeStamp. This tells you when the event being
talked about is taking place.
/puv/ is the verb.
The prefix vI- implies that the subject is "I".
That leaves /Duj/ and /chu'/.
/chu'/ is a verb; it can't be the object.
/Duj/ is a noun... this is the object.
So what is /chu'/? Go to p49, section 4.4, Adjectives.
"A verb expressing a state or quality can be used immediately following a
noun to modify that noun."
/chu'/ is "new", so /Duj chu'/ is "new vessel".
Duj chu' vIpuvchoH "I began to fly a new vessel (plane)"
Add the time stamp:
javHu' Duj chu' vIpuvchoH
"Six days ago I began to fly a new plane."