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Re: Klingon Ad for my new novel!

Doq (doq@embarqmail.com)



bIqar. HolQeD vol 5 num 3 page15 - S26.

Doq

On May 17, 2009, at 4:13 PM, David Trimboli wrote:

> 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
> transitively.
>
> 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
> http://www.trimboli.name/
>
>
>







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