tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sun May 17 13:16:18 2009
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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!
David Trimboli (email@example.com)
> 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.