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Re: Klingon WOTD: pIv (verb)

QeS la' ([email protected])

ghItlhpu' Voragh, ja':
>   yIpIv
>   Be healthy!
>   [Okrand sent Glen Proechel a "get well" letter when he was hospitalized
>   for heart and kidney failure. "I don't know that this makes that phrase
>   the 'official' way to wish someone health in Klingon,

I doubt it, in view of Okrand's explanation of imperative stative verbs in 
KGT (p.117). Okrand states that when one forms the imperative of stative 
verbs like {pIv}, {taD} and {tuj}, standard practice is to use a stative 
verb plus {-'eghmoH}: {yItaD'eghmoH} (rather than {yItaD}) is one example he 

>   but it is consistent with the idea that sickness is considered a 
>weakness   and a Klingon needs to be ordered to stay healthy." (Proechel, 

I don't think a sick Klingon would *need* to be ordered to be healthy... a 
Klingon is never weak deliberately. {{:)


QeS la'
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