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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!

David Trimboli ( [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']

Doq wrote:
 > On May 16, 2009, at 2:17 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.
> Good suggestion, though I'd tend to say it one of two ways:
> tlhIngan Hol Dalo'meH Dubba'taH laHlIj.
> Dubba'taH tlhIngan Hol lo'meH laHlIj.

Now that I think about it, I seem to remember that canon has /Dub/ used 

tlhIngan Hol laHlIj DaDubba'taH.

In any case, your first sentence doesn't work because your ability 
doesn't improve so that you can speak Klingon; your "ability for 
speaking Klingon" improves.

David Trimboli

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