tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Apr 11 14:09:58 2002
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RE: need help on translation
> Now I have another question which is the word
> chu' in TKD p83 both words have ' after them .
Remember, the ' is simply another letter of the alphabet. It is not an
> How does one when writing tell the differance between the two words.
In english we have the same problems.
glasses - the kind you wear, or the kind you drink from?
cup - same thing; the kind you wear, or the kind you drink from?
ship - a vessel in water, or the transport of goods, even if on a truck?
title - words on the cover of a book, or paper showing you own a car?
file - papers in a folder, the act of putting those folders in a drawer, a tool
with a rough surface, or the act of using that tool?
By themselves you can't tell. In context you can usually figure it out.