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Re: Comparatives in sentences...

qurgh lungqIj (qurgh@wizage.net)



qatlho'. lI'qu' De'vam.
qurgh

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer@uchicago.edu> wrote:

> qurgh:
> >As the subject says, can you use a comparative in a sentance?
> >***may'mey quvDaq Suv tlhIngan puj law' SoH puj puS....
> >
> >If not how would I say "A Klingon that is weaker than you can still fight
> >in honorable battles"?
> >
> >There's probably a better way to say this, but I can't figure it out.
>
>
> I'll let you work on this a bit more, but you can definitely use the
> law'/puS formula as part of a longer sentence.  In these examples note that
> the non-comparative part - which I'll mark with <angle brackets> - usually
> appears as a sort of prologue, place stamp or dependent clause to the actual
> comparative:
>
> <jonlu'meH> wo'maj pop tIn law' Hoch tIn puS
> Our Empire's highest bounty has been placed on his head. (ST5 notes)
>
> <reH latlh qabDaq> qul tuj law' Hoch tuj puS
> The fire is always hotter on someone else's face. PK
>
> <qIbDaq SuvwI''e'> SoH Dun law' Hoch Dun puS
> You would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy. ST5
>
> <tlhutlhmeH> HIq ngeb qaq law' bIQ qaq puS
> Drinking fake ale is better than drinking water.
>
> <noH ghoblu'DI'> yay quv law' Hoch quv puS
> In war there is nothing more honorable than victory. TKW
>
> <tlhIngan wo' yuQmey chovlu'chugh> Qo'noS potlh law' Hoch potlh puS
> The principal planet of the Klingon Empire, Qo'noS... S27
>
> <DujvamDaq> tlhIngan nuH tu'lu'bogh pov law' Hoch pov puS 'ej <DujvamDaq>
> 'op SuvwI' tu'lu'bogh po' law' tlhIngan yo' SuvwI' law' po' puS
> It [IKV Pagh] has the best weapons and some of the finest warriors in the
> Klingon fleet. S7
>
> (This last one looks complicated, but it just uses long-ish noun phrases in
> the A and B slots of the A Q law' B Q puS formula.)
>
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> --
> Voragh
> Canon Master of the Klingons
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