tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Thu Jun 13 00:02:38 2013

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

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

De'vID (

<p dir="ltr"><br>
&gt; &gt; Don&#39;t confuse {pagh} &quot;zero&quot; with {pagh} IKC Pagh (ship name), {pagh} &quot;or, or else, either/or&quot; (conj.), {pagh} &quot;nothing, none&quot; (n) or {pagh} &quot;no one&quot; (n).</p>
<p dir="ltr">QeS &#39;utlh:<br>
&gt; Or {pagh} &quot;Eric Andeen&quot;. {{:)<br>
&gt; Kidding aside, since numbers can be used as nouns (TKD p.54), {pagh} &quot;nothing, none&quot; (n), {pagh} &quot;no one&quot; (n) and {pagh} &quot;zero&quot; (num) are almost certainly the same lexeme, so can probably be &quot;confused&quot; with abandon.</p>

<p dir="ltr">latlh ghopDaq... There&#39;s an interpretation of Khamlet which alleges that his famous statement is to be understood as: &quot;Nothing endures. It (nothing) does not endure.&quot; That is, the latter half, rather than being the second of two options, is actually a restatement of the first, through a sort of word play.</p>

<p dir="ltr">This interpretation has led to no end of essays by Klingon high school students looking for an easy topic, as well as blood feuds among theatre troupes who disagree with each other. In some theatres, the wrong length of pause between {taH pagh} and {taHbe&#39;} by an actor can start an &quot;incident&quot;.</p>

<p dir="ltr">De&#39;vID</p>
Tlhingan-hol mailing list

Back to archive top level