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Re: Basic grammar question

Alan Anderson ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

ja'pu' Qang qu'wI':

> jIHvaD Degh nob HoD. latlh yaSpu'vaD Deghmey nob je.
> latlh yaSpu'vaD jIHvaD je Deghmey nob HoD.

ja' SuStel:
> As an aside, I find it interesting that when you combine the two
> beneficiaries, you reverse their order. Your beneficiaries in your  
> first
> example are reversed in your second example. I wonder if you're
> reversing them because of some notion that in Klingon things are  
> backwards?

I suspect that it's because of that "rule of etiquette" I mentioned.   
It's simply polite to put the first-person pronoun after the third- 
person noun (in English, anyway).

-- ghunchu'wI'

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