tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jun 20 16:52:04 2002
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RE: KLBC - a question which has puzzled me
> >This sentence contains no question words or -'a', so it is simply a
> >statement. Add a ? doesn't turn it into a question.
> DloraH, <?> ghItlhlu'chugh, <'a'> ghItlhlu'nIS'a' ?/.
Adding a ? doesn't aways mean you need to add a -'a'. -'a' merely turns the
sentence into a YES/NO question.
Because klingon has special question words and the yes/no suffix, the ? is
not really needed to properly understand klingon.
If I write:
Because chay' is a question word, you know this is a question; "How did he
Because of -'a' on the verb, you know this is a question, even tho the ? is
Hegh? is not a question. It is the statement "he died" followed by a
confused federation punctuation.