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Re: similes

From: "Quvar valer" <>
> lengwI'vaD paqDaq (nav 127)

qIb lengwI' tlhIngan Hol
tlhIngan Hol jatlhmeH qIb lengwI'
pagh . . . .

(Remember that using /-vaD/ where you have, you've got a Type 5 noun suffix
on the first noun of a noun-noun construction, and that's a no-no according
to TKD 3.4.)

> rurchuqbogh Dochmey Delbogh mu'tlheghmey QIj MO.
> jatlh <lo'laHbe'; chetvI' chIm rur>
> jIjatlhDI' <chetvI' chIm rur DujlIj> vIyajlu''a'?

ghaytanHa'.  choja' chetvI' chIm rur DujlIj.  qatlh?  tInmo'?  baS 'oHmo'?
HoSghajmo'?  jISovbe': jIHvaD bIQIjpu'be'.

DujwIj DatIchpa', bIjatlhchugh <lo'laHbe'; chetvI' chIm rur>, ghaytan jIyaj.
DaH "context" vISovbej.

Saying /chetvI' chIm rur DujlIj/ out of the blue would probably resemble its
literal translation: "Your ship is like an empty torpedo tube."  The
response would be /qatlh?/

It is my impression that Okrand provides us with a tool for constructing
similies in KGT, rather than just giving us a listing of set, unalterable

Stardate 2540.3

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