tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Nov 24 20:47:26 2009
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Re: Question about Klingon books (e.g., Gilgamesh et al.)
Christopher Doty (email@example.com)
- From: Christopher Doty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: Question about Klingon books (e.g., Gilgamesh et al.)
- Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 20:46:07 -0800
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> N-wI' is not always a person. It can be a thing.
I know, but N-wI' does mean "the thing/person doing the seeing" and
not "the thing which is seen." One is a noun about the subject, and
one is a noun about the object. That is what I am getting at, not
anything about people or things.
>> Ought it not be <leghbe'lu'ghach> or <leghbe'lu'bogh wanI'>?
>> Or is the passive/inverse meaning of -lu' take to its extreme here?
> <leghbe'lu'ghach> is a noun referring to the action of not-being-seen.
Right, the thing which is not seen: the unseen. Is there some shade
of meaning I'm missing here?
> <leghbe'lu'bogh wanI'> refers to an event, an occurance.
> Seeing this I do ask myself about putting -wI' on a -lu'. Can we do this?
> I know... It is really really old tlhIngan Hol; no' Hol.
So it's fair to say that it is a bit odd, if understandable, and I'm
not totally off-base in wondering about it?