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Re: KLBC Translation needed

Gina wrote:
> >>>> what is DawIvjaj?
>so is it You may choose it?

Not quite.  It's "May you choose it."  {-jaj} expresses a wish, not 
permission.  Okrand writes in TKD (p.175f.):

   This suffix is used to express a desire or wish on the part of the speaker
   that something take place in the future. When it is used, there is never a
   Type 7 aspect suffix. {-jaj} is often translated with "may" or "let", and
   it is particularly useful when placing a curse or making a toast.

Examples of {-jaj}:

jaghpu'lI' DaghIjjaj
May you scare your enemies! TKD

tlhonchaj chIljaj
May they lose their nostrils! TKD

'IwlIj jachjaj
May your blood scream! TKD

taHjaj boq.
[May the alliance continue.] (TKD 173)

reH tlhIngan wo' taHjaj
May the Klingon Empire continue forever! PK
(i.e. Long live the Klingon Empire!)

reH tlhInganpu' taHjaj
Klingons forever! PK

bInajtaHvIS qeylIS Daghomjaj
May you encounter Kahless in your dreams! PK

bItuHpa' bIHeghjaj
Death before shame. PK

'Iw bIQtIqDaq bIlengjaj
May you travel the river of blood! PK

'oy' DaSIQjaj
May you endure the pain! PK

QuvlIjDaq yIHmey tu'be'lu'jaj
May your coordinates be free of tribbles! PK

reH HIvje'lIjDaq 'Iwghargh Datu'jaj
May you always find a bloodworm in your glass! PK

jagh lucharghlu'ta'bogh HuH ghopDu'lIj lungaSjaj
May the bile of the vanquished fill your hands! PK

jaghpu'lI' DaghIjjaj
May you scare your enemies! PK

bISuvtaHvIS bIHeghjaj
May you die in battle! PK

jaghmeylI' DaghIjjaj, qetjaj jaghmeylI'
May you scare your enemies, may your enemies run. TKW (p.65)

batlh bIHeghjaj
May you die well! TKW

Dajonlu'pa' bIHeghjaj
May you die before you are captured. TKW

SoSwI' vavwI' je quvmoHjaj paqvam
[untranslated KGT dedication]

chotwI' DaSamjaj
May you find the murderer. (std & toast) KGT

jejjaj tajlIj
May your knife be sharp. KGT

tajlIj jejjaj
May your knife be sharp. (toast) KGT

wo' DevtaHjaj ghawran
May Gowron continue to lead the empire. KGT

wo' ghawran DevtaHjaj
May Gowron continue to lead the Empire (toast) KGT

lenglIj lutebjaj lengwIjvaD bel rap, Sov [rap, ngoQ rap je] Danobpu'bogh.
May your journey be filled with the same joy, wisdom, and purpose you have 
given mine. (Frasier)

Voragh                            "Damage control is easy. Reading 
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons      hard!"         (Montgomery Scott to 
Kirk, STIV)

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