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RE: Klingon alphabet -pIqaD



Ahh, meqwIj QIjpu' SuStel. qatlho'.
 
That's exactly what I was doing. I scrabbled around for about 20
minutes, looking for the HolQeD article (in 2:3 page 8) which told how
to say "about" in tlhIngan Hol.

lo' ghaj HolQeDmey ngo' 'e' vISov. meqvammo' bIH vIje'.

'ach "question"wIj jangpu' pagh.

chay' "question" Damugh? 

qurgh

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Trimboli [mailto:SuStel@hotmail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:23 AM
> To: tlhIngan-Hol@kli.org
> Subject: Re: Klingon alphabet -pIqaD
> 
> From: "Qov" <qov@direct.ca>
> > lab SuStel
> >  > From: "qurgh lungqIj" <qurgh@kdfs.net>
> >  > > Although, are writing systems covered by linguistics, > > or is
the
> field
> >  > > not that wide? HolQeD'e' pagh vISov.
> >  >
> >  > Dunqu' mu'tlheghvam!!
> >
> > Do'Ha' pabbe' mu'tlheghvetlh.
> 
> bIlughbe'.  pabbejqu' mu'tlhegh.
> 
> > DIp DIp lo'lu'DI', DIp wa'DIchDaq mojaq
> > vaghDIch lanlu' net tuch.  mojaq vaghDIch 'oH <-'e'>'e'.
> 
> DIp DIp lo'be'pu'.
> 
> This wasn't a noun-noun construction.  He used /HolQeD'e'/ as a noun
in a
> header position, and /pagh/ in the object position.
> 
> The topic of the sentence is /HolQeD/.  Regarding /HolQeD/, he knows
> nothing.
> 
> This is no different grammatically than something like
> 
> DujDaq pagh vIlegh.
> 
> You'll agree there's no noun-noun there.  The structure is
> Header-Object-Verb, as it is with his sentence.
> 
> And yes, we can use topicalized nouns like this.  The canon example is
> 
> qIbDaq SuvwI''e' SoH Dun law' Hoch Dun puS.
> You would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy.  (Star Trek V)
> Literally: "In the galaxy, topic: warrior, you are the most
wonderful."
> 
> SuStel
> Stardate 2079.7



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