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Re: Correct use of retlh

Terrence Donnelly (terrence.donnelly@sbcglobal.net) [KLI Member]



Your positioning of {retlh} is correct in all your examples, but you need to add the locative suffix {-Daq}: {Duj retlhDaq muloSlI' la'wI'}. The locational words are actually nouns (eg. "the area alongside"), so they need the locative suffix to indicate "location where".  Compare to {logh chIm 'oH Duj retlh'e'} "The area alongside the ship is empty space."

-- ter'eS

--- On Thu, 6/18/09, JON BROWN <qesan@btinternet.com> wrote:

> From: JON BROWN <qesan@btinternet.com>
> Subject: Correct use of retlh
> To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
> Cc: qeSan@Klingon.me.uk
> Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8:08 AM
> A query on the correct use of retlh:
> If I wanted to say, "My Commander is waiting for me next to
> the ship" would it be, [Duj retlh muloSlI' la'wI']
> 
> Something else I was thinking of that may use retlh.. I
> wanted to a word or construction to symbolise "beach" (or
> shore as in the land at the sea edge, whether it's an actual
> beach or not doesn't really matter)
> 
> So thought that retlh may help and came up with:
> 
> [bIQ'a' HeH retlh] 
> 
> but again wasn't sure if that was the correct position for
> retlh in that noun-noun construction or even at all.
> 
> If both of those are correct I assume I could then say:
> 
> {bIQ'a' HeH retlh} muloSlI' jupwI'
> 
> I decided on ocean's edge rather than land's edge as I
> imagine you can have an edge of land not abutting water,
> like a cliff,  whereas a water edge can't really be next to
> anything other than land.
> 
> qe'San
> 
> 
> 
> 






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