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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 3

Alan Anderson (qunchuy@alcaco.net) [KLI Member] [Hol po'wI']



On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Robyn Stewart <robyn@flyingstart.ca> wrote:
> <loS vI' jav 'uj neH 'aD torgh> = “Torg measures only 4.6 ‘uj.”  It’s not
> explicit, but I hope you’ll understand this as the vertical dimension.

In the long-defunct startrek.klingon forum on MSN, Marc Okrand once wrote:
> There are two words used for length: {'aD} and {'ab}. Both of these can
> be translated as "have a length of", but they are used somewhat
> differently. {'aD} is used in contrast with {juch} "have a width of" in
> measuring, say, a table top. {'ab}, on the other hand, is used for
> (potentially) longish, skinnyish things (for example, spears) and also
> for heights.

So {'ab} would be preferable to {'aD} in this passage.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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