tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Jul 07 12:10:04 2009
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Re: Questions with law'/puS
qe'San \(Jon Brown\) (qeSan@btinternet.com)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark J. Reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, July 03, 2009 4:12 AM
> On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Doq<email@example.com> wrote:
>> jIH val law' SoH val puS, qar'a'?
> I thought about it, and it'll do in a pinch, but it's not quite what
> I'm looking for. You appear to be stating ahead of time a belief that
> the answer to the question is yes.
> "X is better than Y, right?"
> I was looking for a more neutral
> "Is X better than Y?"
> But I'm assuming we don't actually have a way to say that. Do'Ha'.
Could you get nearer to this with what I hope means "what/who's Q-est out of X or Y?"
Using "who?" an observer of the classic joke migh just ask a fellow observer:
'Iv Doy' law' Hoch Doy' puS, qama' 'avwI' ghap Dangu'
And if that construction works then a "what?" construction might be:
nuq nom law' Hoch nom puS, qIvo'rIt qItI'nga ghap Dangu'
to which the answer might be:
qItI'nga nom law' qIvo'rIt nom puS
or in speech just
I know it's not a Yes/No question but possibly a more Klingon approach assuming it's ok.
>> On Jul 2, 2009, at 10:53 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
>>> Do we know how to turn a law'/puS statement into a yes/no question,
>>> e.g. "is X more Y than Z?"
>>> Mark J. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Mark J. Reed <email@example.com>