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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: naj

Bellerophon, modeler (bellerophon.modeler@gmail.com)



<div dir="ltr">ngaj Daj pIlmoHlaw&#39; nab QaghmeywIj<div>&#39;e&#39; vIpIHbe&#39; jInajtaHvIS je</div><div>maj</div><div>SughoHtaHjaj &#39;ej maHvam QIjjaj matlh</div><div><br></div><div>The need exists to express the gist of what someone said without quoting. Perhaps it&#39;s too long to quote, or the actual words are not known with certainty, but the intended meaning is clear. Klingons value exactness and brevity, and don&#39;t want to waste time or misquote someone. An indirect quote allows one to get across what was said without implying that it&#39;s an exact quote. A backdoor way might be something like {jatlh la&#39;. qama&#39;pu&#39; neH la&#39;} or for that matter {qama&#39; DIjon &#39;e&#39; ra&#39; la&#39;}.</div>
<div><br></div><div>The conversation Felix quoted seems to leave the issue open. I wouldn&#39;t bet too heavily against Maltz either way.</div><div><br><div class="gmail_extra">~&#39;eD<br><br>-- <br>My modeling blog:          <a href="http://bellerophon-modeler.blogspot.com/"; target="_blank">http://bellerophon-modeler.blogspot.com/</a><br>
My other modeling blog:  <a href="http://bellerophon.blog.com/"; target="_blank">http://bellerophon.blog.com/</a><br>

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