tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun May 12 04:22:42 2002
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RE: help with "Floreat Majestas"
Ok, that makes sense now.
trying to wrap my mind around the concepts.
Concepts around my mind trying to wrap
Ideas surround my mind trying [to] grasp
qechmey Dech yabwIj nIDtaH 'uch
I don't know what to do with the [to] is it implied?
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
>Behalf Of Mark J. Reed
>Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 1:09 PM
>Subject: Re: help with "Floreat Majestas"
>On Sun, May 12, 2002 at 08:56:54AM +1000, Peter Louvel wrote:
>> }So QaghHommey --> less mistakes ?
>No, the -mey doesn't change the meaning or make the -Hom somehow modify
>the quantity instead of the noun itself. It just makes the whole thing
>plural, like adding a -s does in English.
>We don't really have a separate word in English for the idea
>by "QaghHom". QaghHom is to Qagh (error) as Qagh is to Qagh'a'
>(major error, blunder). I remdered it as "mistakelet" but that's not
>a real word; "minor error" will probably have to do. So "QaghHommey
>is just "minor errors".
>Krankor's full question was this::
> marqoS, bIpabHa'DI', QaghHommey vI'ang DaneH'a'?
>which breaks down something like this:
> marqoS, when-you-mis-follow, minor-mistakes I-show-them
>And translates like this:
>marqoS, when you err, do you want me to point out the minor mistakes?
>Incidentally, the minor mistake in question - at least the closest one
>to Krankor's query - was using wI- to mean "we (do something to) them".
>For most subjects, the verb prefix for doing something to "them"
>is the same as the prefix for doing something to "him" or "her" or
>but one of the exceptions is when the subject is "we".
>The prefix "wI-" is only usable with a singular object; if the object
>is plural, the prefix has to be "DI-".