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Re: bopar'a'?

Andrew Strader wrote:

>Thank you all for your comments. The transitive use of Qap had eluded me.
>Just out of curiosity, how are the "work, function" glosses of Qap treated?
>Is it correct to say QaptaH QuQ, The engine is working/functioning?

{Qap} "work, function":

   Qapqu' wovmoHbogh janHommey!
   It even has working lights! (Hallmark)

   QaptaHvIS So'wI' QaplaHbe' nuHmey
   weapons cannot be discharged while the cloak is in operation. (S33)

Here's your answer: literally "while the cloaking device is working, the 
weapons cannot function".

   jabbI'ID pup: Qapchu'meH 'aqroS chuq: cha' vI' chorgh loghqammey
   High Resolution - Maximum Effective Range - 3.5 Light Years. (BoP)

And just for the sake of completeness, here are the other cites of {Qap}:

{Qap} "win (a competition, or a war)":

   bIlujlaHbe'chugh bIQaplaHbe'
   If you cannot fail, you cannot succeed.
   ("If you cannot lose, you cannot win"). TKW

   noH QapmeH wo' Qaw'lu'chugh yay chavbe'lu'
   "Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory" TKW

   pIj maSuvpu' batlh maSuvpu' 'ej maQapbejta'!
   In our many battles, we have fought with honor and achieved VICTORY! 

{Qap} "succeed":

   maQapmeH maHIv
   In order to succeed, we attack. TKW

   bIQapqu'meH tar DaSop 'e' DatIvnIS
   To really succeed, you must enjoy eating poison. TKW

   'oy'be'lu'chugh Qapbe'lu'
   No pain, no gain. TKW

   wa' Dol nIvDaq matay'DI' maQap
   We succeed together in a greater whole. TKW

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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