tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Wed Nov 06 06:02:17 2013

Back to archive top level

To this year's listing

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

Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 24

De'vID (

On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 4:59 AM, Robyn Stewart <> wrote:
> DaH chIm SIp 'aplo' 'ej wIbmeyDaq narghpu' SIp SuD.
> wIbmeyDaq = in the vents, at the vents, to the vents
> nargh = escape
> "... the blue/yellow/green gas has escaped into vents."

I actually misunderstood this until I read your explanation. I got
that {wIb} was a typo for {yIb}. But I thought that the gas was coming
spreading through the vents, because I suppose the typical scenario
with poison gas is that someone tosses a canister into a building with
a circulatory system, and suddenly gas is coming *out* of all of the
vents. I interpreted {nargh} as "appear" rather than "escape", but in
retrospect had that been the intention it would've been {yIbmeyvo'
narghpu'...} not {-Daq}.

And actually mightn't {yIbmeyDaq ngabpu'...} "... disappeared into the
vents" be better?


Tlhingan-hol mailing list

Back to archive top level