tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jun 18 13:09:00 2002
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Re: Hol ghojlu''a'?
> >> >> Hol wIlo'qu'taHvIS
> >> >"While we very much use language,
> >> -qu' does not mean "very much", but indicates emphasis (see TKD 4.3).
> >I have no problem with people translating -qu' as "very much", MO does it
> >himself. I admit it seems a bit ackward sometimes. "Really" can be used
> >also; "While we really use language..." How would YOU show -qu' in
> -qu' does not JUST mean "very much". Indeed it is ambiguous. When attempting
> a translation of my text, charghwI' just happened to interpret my -qu' in
> such a way that his English version sounded really bad, seemingly to
> demonstrate how poor my Klingon was -- because he couldn't translate it well
> into English(?) But just in case his interpretation was accidental, I gave a
> reference in TKD to examples of the emphatic function of -qu'. Other
> examples include PK's "naDev Dochvetlh qemqu'".
I don't disagree with your definition, nor am I investigating charghwI''s
intent; but I am curious how you would show -qu' in a translation.