tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jan 10 12:09:40 2002
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- From: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: qepHommaj
- Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2002 17:09:39 GMT
> 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
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.