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[Tlhingan-hol] pride and values

André Müller (esperantist@gmail.com)



<div dir="ltr"><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div>I found a sentence in the paq&#39;batlh that I think might either contain a syntactical error, a new usage of a verb or simply a structure that I cannot parse. It&#39;s on page 144-5, Canto 16, 2nd verse:<br>
<br></div>tlhIngan wo&#39; nur ghob je<br>HoSmoH quvvam<br></div>che&#39;DI&#39; molor nur ghob je pujchoHpu&#39;<br><br></div>With it, I restore pride and values<br>Of the Klingon Empire, for under Molor,<br></div>They have grown weak and faint.<br>
<br></div>Actually {pujchoHpu&#39;} means &#39;have become weak&#39; and is intransitive, but the things that got weak precede the verb. Might this be a mistake and the intended reading shoud have been {che&#39;DI&#39; molor pujchoHpu&#39; nur ghob je}?<br>
</div>Or could we now assume that {puj} is not only an intransitive verb meaning &#39;be weak, be deluted&#39;, but also a transitive verb meaning &#39;to weaken, to dilute&#39; (note that we already have {pujmoH} with that meaning).<br>
</div>Or could {nur ghob je} be analysed as some kind of apposition (is that the right word?), literally &quot;While Molor ruled, the pride and the values -- they have become weak.&quot;?<br></div>Or does that sentence have a different structure that I&#39;m missing out.<br>
<br></div></div>vuDraj vIlaD vIneH.<br></div>- André<br></div>
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