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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] "Kindness is Magic"

Fiat Knox (fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk)



<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:garamond, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>Both are exceedingly hard words to translate conceptually.</span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">{qa' HoS ghajlu'ghach 'oH vaQHa'lu'ghach'e'} perhaps?</div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">If it grates, it's the concepts that are grating, not the grammar. "Kindness" is not generally
 considered a very noble Klingon trait.</div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;">At least I didn't respond with the phrase {tera'ngan Dap} because that would have insulted him.<br><span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span><br></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span></span><font face="Arial" size="2"><b><span style="font-weight: bold;">Subject:</span></b> [Tlhingan-hol] "Kindness is Magic"<br> </font> </div><div><blockquote style="border-left:
 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; margin-top: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"><div style="font-family: garamond, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"><div style="font-family: times new roman, new york, times, serif; font-size: 12pt;"> <div class="y_msg_container"><br>How would you translate this phrase, from Ricky Gervais' show "Derek"?<br><br>I ask because Gervais sent out a tweet requesting the phrase in<br>different languages<br>(<a href="https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/342752887190999040"; target="_blank">https://twitter.com/rickygervais/status/342752887190999040</a>) and<br>already there are several people claiming to offer a "Klingon"<br>translation, none of them any good.<br><br></div> </div> </div> </blockquote>  </div></div></body></html>
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