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RE: pabmey nap pagh napHa' - naDevvo'

lab DloraH:

>  > of course, a ngagh is normally not moving from place to place. but
>>  this is the very absurdy of it. it's intended that the person that
>>  does ngagh'egh is moving himself while doing so. he's moving from
>>  here to another place. is it forbidden to expand the paradigm of
>>  ngagh'egh?
>But remember that klingon is another culture.  Does this work in their
>culture.  We have the statement "go mate with your targh", but we don't know
>what ngagh'egh would imply in their culture.
>Maybe that statement has more to do with the fact that it's a targh 
>rather than
>the action of ngagh.
>If I say "That girl is hot", my friends know that I am refering to 
>the lustfull
>feelings she generates around her.
>Would a klingon understand what I mean?  Or would he only think I was refering
>to her actual temperature?

i see. you're right. so if we don't know the right usage of swear 
words, we should try to stick to most explicit formulations, right?

>  > but maybe i should ask less stupid questions.
>They're not stupid questions.



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