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Re: {'Iv} and {law'}/{puS}

Mark J. Reed (markjreed@gmail.com) [KLI Member]



On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 2:58 PM, ghunchu'wI' <qunchuy@alcaco.net> wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2009, at 7:32 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
>
> > Spun off Mr. Everson's North Wind and Sun translation thread, does
> > this work for a certain zippy retort from that Other space opera?
> >
> > 'Iv Dogh law' 'Iv Dogh puS: qoH ghap qoHvam tlha'bogh qoH'e' ?
>
> I can't make much sense out of it.  I don't recognize the phrase, and
> I don't even know which "other space opera" you might mean.


Klingon is from Star Trek.  The other one would be Star Wars.  Thought that
was pretty obvious.

My included recasting should have clarified the meaning, I thought:  {Dev
qoH.  tlha' latlh.  Doghqu' 'Iv?}

I did misplace the {ghap} in the first sentence.  pagh goes between, ghap
goes at the end.

The quote, incidentally: "Who's the more foolish - the fool, or the fool who
follows him?" - Kenobi to Solo, Episode IV

>
> > And if not, how can one ask such "Who is more X?" type questions?
>
> I think my earlier suggestion of {'Iv X law' latlh X puS} works.


Noticed that in the other thread after I sent this.  "Who is more X than
another?" .  Works pretty well.  qatlho'.

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Mark J. Reed <markjreed@gmail.com>






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