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Klingon WOTD: tlhob (v)

This is the Klingon Word Of The Day for Saturday, January 12, 2002.

Klingon word:   tlhob
Part of Speech: verb
Definition:     request, plead, ask

Additional Notes:
TKD Addendum.

Okrand, HolQeD 7:4: What I wanted to do with {tlhob} and {ghel} is to distinguish between two different meanings for the English verb "ask."  There are two "ask's."  There's the "ask" where you ask a question and there's "ask" where you make a request.  I wanted it to be two different verbs, though apparently there are times when the "request" verb is used to ask a question as well [PK: lutlhob naDevvo' vaS'a'Daq majaHlaH'a'?]  So maybe the way it works is that {ghel} can ask a question and only as a question and the other one can mean that and is also use [sic] to request or plead or something like that.
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