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Re: jIH

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Holmey pIm luqellu'DI', le'qu' <<Prepositions>>.

The Moon goes AROUND Earth. The Moon orbits Earth. So, why don't we  
say, "The Moon orbits around the Earth"? Well, we can, but it sounds  
odd, since "orbit" implies "around". Why don't we say, "The Moon goes  
the Earth"? That's rather confusing because "goes" does not imply  
"around". You have to be explicit about that.

DaH tlhIngan mu' <<Dab>> yIqel. tlhIngan mu' <<Dab>> rur DIvI' Hol  
mu'mey <<reside in/at>>. tlhIngan mojaq <<-Daq>> rur DIvI' Hol mu'mey  

Klingon is not particularly known for excessive redundancy.


On May 4, 2007, at 8:31 AM, QeS 'utlh wrote:

> ghItlhpu' naHQun, ja':
>> *DallaSDaq jIDabtaHbe'.
>> *IndianapolisDaq jIDabtaH.
> jang Voragh, ja':
>> DajatlhnIS:  <<DALLAS vIDabtaHbe'. INDIANAPOLIS vIDab.>>
>> <<Dab>> wot Dalo'taHvIS, DaqDaq <<-Daq>> moHaq yIlanQo'.
> chaq DuH tu'lu'taH:
> "Here's the way {jaH} works. {jaH} can be used, using your  
> terminology both
> transitively and intransitively. So, {bIQtIqDaq jIjaH} is "I go in the
> river." I'm moving along in the river, traveling in the river. You  
> can also
> say {bIQtIqDaq vIjaH}" (HQ 7.4).
> rap'a' {Dab}? pab {DallasDaq vIDab} 'e' vIHar jIH. pagh {-Daq}  
> lo'laH'a'
> vay' vIHtaHghach luDelbogh wot lulo'lu'taHvIS neH?
> 'ach reH 'utba'taH {vI-}. tlhIngan Hol'e' vangtaHghach 'oS {Dab}.
> QeS 'utlh
> tlhIngan Hol yejHaD pabpo' / Grammarian of the Klingon Language  
> Institute
> not nItoj Hemey ngo' juppu' ngo' je
> (Old roads and old friends will never deceive you)
>      - Ubykh Hol vIttlhegh
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