tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Nov 06 13:50:14 2002

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Re: Frasier

> DloraH wrote:
> >puqloDwI' le'qu', Hoch jaj choquvmoH.  langlIj lutebjaj langwIjvaD bel
> >rap, Sov'a' Danobpu'bogh.
> N.B.:  lenglIj, lengwIjvaD.   {lang} is "be thin"!

I wrote that?  Nooo.
Of course I meant leng.

> I think that "Shoave" in the captions rhymes with "Shrove" (not "shove",
> which would be a different vowel) and is supposed to be a phonetic spelling 
> of {Sov}.  Although I didn't hear it, if some people heard an extra 
> syllable following {Sov}, it may be that Grammer paused slightly after
> the word, adding an "uh", or was confused by the final /e/ in the
> transcription.
> If Okrand didn't write this - and it's pretty good (certainly much better 
> than anything we've seen the Trek writers do!) - whoever did probably used 
> existing vocabulary, and didn't try inventing a new word *{Sov'a'}
> "wisdom".

Invent a new word?
Sov is a verb AND A NOUN.  (in the addendum)

I'm sticking with Sov'a'.


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