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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!

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



"Dubba'taH tlhIngan Hol jatlhmeH laHlIj"

-- ter'eS


--- On Sat, 5/16/09, David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name> wrote:

> From: David Trimboli <david@trimboli.name>
> Subject: Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!
> To: tlhingan-hol@kli.org
> Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009, 3:38 PM
> Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen wrote:
> > ghItlh Doq:
> >> DubtaHba' tlhIngan Hol laHlIj.
> > 
> > Clearly your suffix order error has been included as a
> test.
> > 
> > Personally, I don't like N-N-N constructions. They
> feel clunky to me.
> >  I'd have recast this as a complex sentence,
> thusly:
> > 
> > tlhIngan Hol lo'meH Dubba'taH laHlIj.
> > 
> > Or something similar. Of course, I am not one of the
> grammarians, and
> > there may be other errors creeping in that I fail to
> see.
> 
> "Your ability obviously continues to improve in order
> for it to use
> Klingon." A purpose clause is the wrong tool here.
> 
> Overly long genitive constructions are poor style, but
> /tlhIngan Hol/ is
> so common as to seem a single unit; it does not overburden
> the genitive
> construction.
> 
> -- 
> David Trimboli
> http://www.trimboli.name/






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