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RE: [KLBC] some more questions

> > > One has been on my mind for quite some time... how do I say
> > > "I think about something"? Or "dream about something"? I could use
> > > "something causes me to think" but that's not quite the same...
> >
> >There are different ways to handle this depending on the full intended
> >meaning.
> Ok... but there's no known general grammatical construction to
> use "think" (or any other such verb) as "think about"?

We see by example that if a word can include "about", MO includes it.  One
example is SaH - "care (about), be concerned (about) (v)".  Words like Qub
don't include "(about)", and so are not used that way.

> Also, another question... how would I say "I forgive you for [something]"?
> Ok maybe a bad example since there seems to be no Klingon word for "to
> forgive", but it's the grammar I'm interested in...
> "I hate you for [something]" is easier, but that's a different case, you
> can use -mo' there. But what with "forgive"? If you say "you did
> 'e' "I forgive it", would that be ok? Sorry if this seems a bit irrelevant
> since there IS no verb "to forgive", but I'm just trying to get a
> good feel for the grammar and explore the language.

In your hypothetical situation, I would guess yes, if that was how MO were
to design it.

Other ways to handle this...
"You (do something) but you still have your honor."
(bIvang) SoH 'ach bIquvtaH

Perhaps a new proverb like "Kahless did not see you (do something)."
(bIvang) SoH 'e' leghbe' qeylIS
Maybe eventually it would get shortened to just  Duleghbe' qeylIS

DloraH, BG

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