tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jan 10 12:09:40 2002

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Re: qepHommaj

> Does anyone else have any examples of ambiguous statements (deliberate or 
> unintentional) that they've run into?  I'd like to collect some and maybe 
> put up a webpage.

HIja' = "Yes!" or "Tell me!"
jISaHbe' = "I don't care." or "I'm not here." [The perfect Klingon answering 
machine text.]
nargh = "He escaped." or "He appeared."

Ambiguities in Klingon are quite common. Okrand likes this, since it is true of 
most natural langauges. Still, a careful speaker can usually disambiguate 
almost anything, especially if there is sufficient context to guide the 
listener to the right meaning.


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