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Re: Correct use of retlh

qe'San \(Jon Brown\) ( [KLI Member]

From: "ghunchu'wI'" <>
Sent: Friday, June 19, 2009 12:26 AM

> On Jun 18, 2009, at 10:35 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
>> As it happens, DloraH (Roger Cheesbro) used *{bIQ'a' HeH} for
>> "(sea) shore" in his "{ghIlghameS}: A Klingon Translation" (2000).
> It was independently invented by many people.  Whether or not it's
> what a hypothetical native Klingon would say, it's descriptive and
> unambiguous enough for me to accept it without reservation.
> -- ghunchu'wI'

QaHra'mo' ter'eS  Voragh  ghunchu'wI' je' Satlho'

ghIlghameS is the only book I don't yet have.. I will obviously have to put 
that right.

Ok so back to [retlh] and fixing my mistake of missing  [-Daq] off.  if I 
wanted to translate, "I'd like a window seat, please." and taking into 
account that a Klingon would be more direct and not say please I thought 
maybe [Qorwagh retlh quSDaq vIba' vIneH].

Although saying that with the sea shore [bIQ'a' HeH] instead of [bIQ'a' HeH 
retlh] example,  I wonder if anyone thinks that the use of [retch] is also 
redundant here. Maybe [Qorwagh quSDaq vIba' vIneH] is good enough.


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