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Re: "Floreat Majestas"

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <>
> Of course, you're right that the inclusion probably went the other
> way - he wanted to include "prosper" because of the slogan, and
> found it fell naturally into the adjectival mode with "prosperous'.
> > Okrand has done it in two ways if you're interested:
> >
> >    yIn nI' yISIQ 'ej yIchep  (Radio Times)
> >
> >    yItaH 'ej yIcheptaH  (UPN Star Trek 25th Anniv Special)

Thanks for that I didn't have the second version.

> That is interesting.  It seems to me that something with -jaj would
> be more appropriate than an actual imperative.  The English is in
> appearance a pair of imperatives, but it is also shorthand for the
> longer form "May you live long and prosper", which I believe has
> been heard occasionally in that form in Trek canon.

But would a Vulcan say it as a "May you xxxx" I would of thought that for
them "May" is a wish... a desire.. They are telling you to "live long and
Prosper".. It is the logical thing to do... If not finish now.. Just my two
cents worth..

> marqoS <>

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