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Re: To Have and Have Not (was "qel" yIqel )

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> >DIch vIghajbe', 'ach Dajqu' qechvetlh, 'ej tugh wIqelnIS. {{:-)
> The first phrase here raises a red flag for me.
> "Have" is one those verbs (like "do" and "make") which so often take on
> duty in a language, but by no means all languages. Do we have canonical
> examples of Klingons "possessing" abstractions, or are all canon uses of
> {ghaj} limited to things one could grasp or hold or take ownership of?

I believe it's on page one of TKD that we see

pIch vIghajbe'
It's not my fault.

We also have, from Power Klingon:

Hov ghajbe'bogh ram rur pegh ghajbe'bogh jaj
A day without secrets is like a night without stars.

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