tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Jul 27 10:08:41 2002
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Re: adverbials (was: chuvmey ("leftovers"))
>ja' Stephan Schneider <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>HIja'. ghIq pab chut mu'mey wIchenmoHnIS maH. qar'a'? wa' mu' 'oH
>>(jes. so we have to create grammar terminology. right? for example,
>Making up grammar terminology is arguably okay among people who already
>speak Klingon well. It's a very dangerous thing to do in the presence of
>beginning students of the language. And I'm firmly convinced that it's a
>Bad Thing for the beginners themselves to do.
i'm firmly convinced that it's a good thing to make up grammar
terminology on your own. it's challenging, and it's a good training
to grasp the grammar. the main thing is that we keep on understanding
each other, and that we know where the standard definitions are (TKD).
>(Apparently, it's also dangerous to have side discussions about English
>grammar terms, even when they are accompanied by disclaimers stating that
>they have no bearing on Klingon grammar.)
"dangerous" is a dangerous word. it's problematic, complicated,
difficult and challenging, but it's not dangerous.