tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Dec 12 17:03:27 2002
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RE: As usual...
> > > betleH DIlo'taHvIS maHay'nISbe'.
> > > We don't need to duel with bat'leths.
> > > We don't need to duel while using bat'leths.
> > >
> > > Keep in mind that the English is equally vague as to whether
> > > this means you are going to duel with something else, or if
> > > you don't need to duel at all.
> > maHay'meH betleH DIlo'nISbe'
> "We don't need to use bat'leths to duel." Different connotation than what
> I would want, where the crux of the statement is that we don't need to
> duel in the first place...
Since you want to avoid the duel, whether you're using betleH or something
else, then just leave of the "with bet'leths." maHay'nISbe'.