tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Mon Jul 08 12:52:32 2002
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Re: Terrorist - HighwI'
From: "Stephan Schneider" <email@example.com>
> >ram ngoQ. SuvwI'vamvaD ponglu'meH QaQlaw' <ghobmeH ghIjwI'>.
> SuvwI'vamvaD - for this warrior
> ponglu'meH - in order to be called
> QaQlaw' - apparently good
> <> - terrorist
> *an apparently good terrorist in order to be called for this warrior.*
> i cannot parse this frase better. do you mean that these terrorists
> want be called warriors, and that's why they wage a war?
The verb /pong/ has been used by Okrand, in such a way as to suggest that
the object of /pong/ is the name, not the thing that the name is applied to.
(Not that it might not also include that, but I don't know.) The example is
/'oHvaD juHqo' ponglu'/ "It is called the homeworld." The thing which
"receives" the name is the beneficiary, and thus takes /-vaD/.
I used this pattern for that sentence:
"For naming these warriors, /ghobmeH ghIjwI'/ seems to be good."
Though now that I think about it again, shouldn't it be /ghobbogh ghIjwI'/
"scarers who make war"?
I also seem to have fallen into the /-meH/ trap again, though: the phrase
isn't good in order to name warriors; that's not the purpose of its being
SuvwI'vamvaD ponglu'chugh, QaQlaw' <ghobbogh ghIjwI'>.