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Re: mech

qurgh lungqIj (

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 5:56 PM, ghunchu'wI' <> wrote:
>  I wouldn't expect this use of English "for" to match the Klingon {-vaD}.
> Without specific official guidance, I'd probably consider the things
> being traded as a plural object and say it like this:
> DaqtaghlIj betleHwIj je DImech vIneH.
> -- ghunchu'wI'
I considered that, but it seemed to limit the use of mech in my mind. If the
situation included multiple objects with multiple owners it would quickly
become confusing:

meqleHlIj DaqtaghwIj betleHDaj je wImech
We traded his betleH, my Daqtagh and your meqleH.

Whose trading what? Maybe it just needs to be rephrased:

SoHvaD DaqtaghwIj betleHDaj je vImech 'ej jIHvaD meqleHlIj Damech.


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