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Re: tlhIngan Hol lujatlhbogh puq'e'

jatlh tulwI'
> the same goes for "header". there is no "header" in tkd but you all 

"all"? I wouldn't go that far...

> use this word, because you saw the _ovs-structure_, and you saw that 
> there is a _sentence_, and that often there is something that is 
> part-of-sentence but not part of the ovs-structure, and you called 
> that "header". that's a good motivation, i think. we need names.
the point is that everybody here realizes - by going through or
reading discussions such as this - that terms like "header" are
terms that are used on this mailing list, because they have found
to be useful.

If my memory serves me well, there was quite a heated discussion
when SuStel first introduced the list to his idea of "headers"...
and at the time he already was recognized as one of the most
skilled Klingonists on this list.

> why do we need to wait for an authority before we come to a consent? 

this looks like a pretty naive question, after what you've already
seen of the folks around here... some people are content to
disagree with you and some aren't - almost like real life :)

not everybody feels the need to find a consent, especially when
it comes to helping someone to "understand"; in the end,
understanding is reached by each individual in an individual
way - you cannot improve much there by any consent.

> the sence of all this is to have the ability to talk about klingon 
> grammar. what for? in order to ask and answer questions about klingon 
> grammar. what for? in order to learn klingon. if you have already 
> learned klingon, then it's not your problem, possibly, but i'm still 
> learning it, and others are learning it, too. and maybe they can 
> learn klingon more easily when they have names for the little 
> differences in the klingon grammar, that they have to distinguish, 
> but that they don't have names for yet.
the problem is, that the next person probably doesn't care
much for the explanation that you found most useful and will
go off on her own quest to find better names...

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