tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 11 09:09:04 2002
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Re: hello(Re: Re: cha'DIch KLBC rI')
> Yes, you are right(of course) - I am just having problems starting a
> conversation without some sort of greeting first. Not because of
> politeness, but simple because I would want to make sure the other one
> pays attention.
With e-mail, the fact that there's an e-mail on my screen gets my attention.
In person (speaking, not writing), if you have eye contact, you have them. If
you don't have eye contact, call their name, tap their shoulder, or you can say
something... something that is more to the point; /HIqIm/, or /SoHvaD jIjatlh/,