tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Feb 18 08:54:13 2009
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Re: "matay'DI' jIHegh vIneH!"
qurgh lungqIj (email@example.com)
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Terrence Donnelly <
> To me, the original is a variation on "Till death do us part": "I want to
> be together until one of us dies." None of the examples captures that
> sentiment (wish we could see the original in Japanese!). How about turning
> it completely around:
> mayIntaHvIS, matay' vIneH.
> -- ter'eS
DuSaQ'a'Daq Japanese Hol vIHaDpu'. De'vam vIchellaH.
The Japanese say the following to express love:
(watashi wa) (anata no koto) suki desu - I like you (litterally it would
mean: I am liking your thing)
(watashi wa) (anata no koto) daisuki desu - I really like you (lit: I am
(watashi wa) ai suru - I love you (lit: I am doing love) (ai is non-physical
(watashi wa) koi suru - I love you (lit: I am doing love) (koi is romantic
The bits in brackets are optional.
The "I want to die with you" sentence would be something like:
watashi wa anata to shinitai no - I want to die with you
watashi wa (I, topic)
anata to (you, with)
shinitai (want to die)
no (this is japanese shortening, the full version would have something like
shinitai kimochi which means "the feeling of wanting to die")