tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jan 26 22:23:36 2002
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RE: KLBC: T'Anna/ nu translation
> > Now you try "Two days from now the boy will visit
> > the embassy."
> TRANSLATION (agaain hopefully): cha' jajpu' vo' DaH
> Duy such loDHum.
> I'm not sure how to connect hyphenated words, & where
> to connect them. Also, what is the difference between
> Duy & 'oSwI? I found these two words for embassy.
> Which word would I use, & when would I use them?
The words that start with - are suffixes.
In English we have suffixes like -s, -es, -ed, -ing, etc.
"box" plus the suffix -es becomes "boxes"
-vo' is a suffix. It must be attached to a noun. But we will cover that
one later; it's not what we wanted here.
You used -pu' on jaj. The suffix -pu' is plural, but it's used for people.
tlhIngan = Klingon. tlhInganpu' = Klingons. For things that are not people
you use the suffix -mey. raS = table. raSmey = tables.
In TKD you will find an entry for "days from now" - leS.
cha'leS - two days from now.
Duy and 'oSwI' are "emissary". rIvSo' is "embassy".
But to your question about multiple words with the same meaning, you can use
but - 'a, 'ach
yes - HIja', HISlaH
emperor - ta', voDleH
machinery - jo', mIqta'
You can use either word.
Now with "days from now" try the sentence again.