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

Steven Boozer (sboozer@uchicago.edu)



> Klingon Word of the Day for Wednesday, May 29, 2013
> 
> Klingon word: 'eq
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: be early

  'eq 
  She's early. CK

For more examples for how {'eq} works, let's look at its antonym {paS} "be late":

  paS
  He's late. CK

  jIpaSqu'mo' narghpu' qaSuchmeH 'eb. 
  I was too late to visit you.   (st.k 1/98; cf. HQ 7:2)
  ("Because I'm very late, the opportunity to visit you has escaped.") 

  qaSuch vIneH 'ach narghpu' 'eb.  jIpaSqu'. 
  I was too late to visit you.   (st.k 1/98; cf. HQ 7:2)
  ("I want to visit you, but the opportunity has escaped. I am very late.") 

  qaSuchlaHbe'.  jIpaSqu' vaj narghpu' 'eb. 
  I was too late to visit you.   (st.k 1/98; cf. HQ 7:2)
  ("I cannot visit you. I am very late, thus the opportunity has escaped.") 


Similar verbs:

lum 		postpone, procrastinate
mIm 		delay


--
Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons



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