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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 23

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<html><head><meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"></head><body dir="auto"><div>On Nov 5, 2013, at 7:21 PM, "De'vID" &lt;<a href="";></a>&gt; wrote:</div><blockquote type="cite"><div><p dir="ltr">
On 11 Sep 2013 02:02, "Robyn Stewart" &lt;<a href="";></a>&gt; wrote:<br>
&gt; bIng bej/Dung bej = be face down/face up</p>
<p dir="ltr">I didn't understand the intended meaning, because I thought the Romulans were unconscious, and {bej} implied otherwise.</p></div></blockquote><div>For what it's worth, I recognized the idiom immediately.</div><div><br></div><div>I don't know if its because I would have translated it the same way, or because I've seen it before and had to have it explained. Perhaps I was part of a discussion where some of us tried to translate the idea and that was one of the suggestions? I don't recall. Maybe Qov and I have just had enough face-to-face conversations in Klingon that I understand her intent and often anticipate her words. All I know is that the image was perfectly clear in my mind without requiring any overt analysis (or even any translation, as it happens).</div><div><br></div><div>-- ghunchu'wI'</div></body></html>
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