tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Feb 27 17:13:45 2002
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Re: yaywIj yIngaq!
On 26 Feb 2002 at 14:39, Bartholomew Barker wrote:
I will now revert to English. My command of tlhIngan Hol is such
that creating my original message took about half an hour, and
henceforth I will be discussing the *language* of the messages, not
the topic. (Readers are of course invited to discuss the *TOPIC*
with me off-list.)
> ghItlh 'etlhqengwI':
> >Georgia qumwI' vImojmeH jI'ovlI', law' Hu' 'e' vImaqqu'.
> >Georgia rewbe'pu', Qu'wIj yIngaq!
> >wa'maH chorgh leS, paw qad'a' wa'DIch.
> >jI'um'a'? Georgia Libertarian qep'a'Daq, jaj'e' wuq quprIp.
> >Qu'wIj yImuv! http://www.HayesForGovernor.com yIlaD.
> >DaH peSap!
Now let me see if I get the sense of what you have said. Bear with
me as I will be reading TKD and typing VERY slowly. <grin>
> loQ bIpabHa' 'ach qayajbej.
"You have slightly broken the rules, never the less I certainly
understand." (Presumably the rules of grammar? Group rules allow ALL
topics, if spoken in Hol, correct? OK, help me out - where did I go
> bIvangmo' qaqaD!
"Because you take action, I challenge you."
> bep neH rewbe' law' (jIbepmo' neH, jItuH) 'ach qum mIw DajeS 'ej batlh
"Many citizens only complain (I am ashamed because I only complain.)
however you it participate in the government process and take
> ngochmeylIjmo' maQoch 'ach potlhbe'.
"Because of your policies we disagree however, [that is] not
> loQ malja' qumnISlu'.
"Business must be governed."
> nuHmey SeHnISlu' je.
"And weapons must be controlled."
> Huchmo' qal qummaj 'ach Do'Ha' 'uttaH qummaj.
"Unfortunately however, because of money our government is
essentially a corrupt government." (I am ignoring what looks like a
superflous <maj> on one instance of <qum>)
> wej ma'Itlh.
"We are not yet advanced."
> cha' ben *naDIr* vIwIv.
"Two years ago I chose Nader." (I can't resist - the tlhIngan Hol
spelling is *so* much better. <grin>)
> jISuDlaw' ;)
"Apparently I'm Green"
> SoHvaD wIvmeH vIttlhegh puS vIqon:
--- for you choose-for truth-line be-few[or]sight I record ---
(OK - here, I'm lost. From the first two words, I get the sense that
you are setting up a sort of conditional - "In order [for me] to
choose you...". And I take the closing verb to indicate that the
conditional is referring to the sentences that follow - You are
"recording" them as suggestions? Or you are saying this "for the
record"? But <vittlhegh> [truth-line?] and <puS> [to be few? or to
sight?] are confusing me.)
> <<tuwIvbe'chugh SuHegh!>>
'If you don't choose me, you [will] die.'
> <<pe'omQo'! DaH HIwIv!>>
'Don't <???>! Support me NOW!'
(This one eludes me also. I am assuming from the context that <pe>
in this case is the imperitive prefix, and <Qo'> the negative
emphatic suffix. Thus, I looked for the root word <'om> both in TKD
and in the list of new words on the KLI site, but couldn't find it.)
Garrett Michael Hayes
"Democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on
what to have for dinner. Liberty is two wolves
trying to have a sheep for dinner and finding a
well informed, well armed sheep." Unknown