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RE: tlhIngan Hol vItIv 'ach bong Qaghmey vIgher

DloraH ( [Hol po'wI']

> > Is there a way to express things like "even though", "even when",  
> > "despite" in Klingon or even work arounds to get that across?
> How does {'ach} "but" not work for your meaning?

I didn't see any of the canon working as "even though".

> I once translated "Everyone welcome -- even Klingons" as something  
> like {Hoch DIlaj; tlhIngan DIlaj je}, repeating the verb.  If you  
> want to try to capture the "even when" phrasing, maybe you could say  
> {tlhIngan Hol vItIv, 'ej tlhIngan Hol vItIv jIQaghDI'.}

I do like this one.  And we know that it is not uncommon for klingon to be repetitive.
An interesting note is how you are using "and(/also)" instead of "but" to convey "even/even though".


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