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Re: Service

Doq (doq@embarqmail.com)



While {potlh} is an excellent choice, you might also consider the  
simple {ngoD}. {ngoDmey law' qelnISlu'.} Just in case some of the  
factors are not necessarily important...

Doq

On May 21, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Steven Boozer wrote:

> Fiat Knox:
>> I'm also coming up short on two words that are baffling me:  
>> "factor," as
>> in "there are many factors to consider,"
>
>
> How about {potlh} "consequential thing, something important"?
>
>  tlhIngan qorDu' potlh
>  "Klingon Family Values" (S13 title)
>
> {Duj De' potlh}, literally "important ship information/data" was  
> used in the title of the BoP poster:
>
>  tlhIngan toQDuj Duj De' potlh
>  "Klingon Bird of Prey General Specifications" (KBoP)
>
> Also consider {De'} "information", {ngoD} "fact" and {ngoQ} "qoal,  
> purpose".
>
>> and "reflection" - not to mention "reflect" and, of course, "mirror."
>
>
> The easy one first:
>
>  {SIla'}   mirror (n.)
>  {neSlo'}  mirror (n.)
>
> HQ 10.4 (p.5):  Finally, when he heard that his new friend had  
> considered asking for "mirror" [...] Maltz blurted out that there  
> are two common words for "mirror": {SIla'} and {neSlo'}. He said  
> that a {SIla'} was typically larger than a {neSlo'}, but he wasn't  
> sure if there was any other difference.
>
> "Reflection" is a bit harder.  Not really surprising since we don't  
> even have a basic word for "image" or "picture".  The last time this  
> came up I was informed that ancient Etruscan- and Latin-speakers  
> used "shadow" - *hinthal* and *umbra* respectively - to refer to the  
> reflected images seen in their polished metal mirrors.  This use of  
> {QIb} "shadow" would have to be explained however.
>
> A simpler approach is to re-word your sentence, e.g. with {legh'egh}  
> "see oneself":
>
>  "Lursa saw her reflection in the mirror."
>
>  neSlo'Daq legh'egh lurSa'.
>  Lursa saw herself in the mirror.
>
>  neSlo' lo'taHvIS legh'egh lurSa'.
>  Using a mirror, Lursa saw herself.
>
>
>
> --
> Voragh
> Canon Master of the Klingons
>
>
>







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