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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Rendering {ghIqtal} in modern Klingon?

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On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 9:48 PM, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
> maHvatlh:
> < How would one say {ghIqtal} "To death!" in modern Klingon?
> Okrand has given this some thought in KGT:
> [...] The honorific verb suffix {-neS}, usually used when addressing a superior, is also used when the verb refers to a suicide attack of some kind: [...]
>    Along the same lines, the verb suffix {-chu'} ("perfectly"), when used with some verbs of fighting, implies that the fight results in death. [...]

Another possibility is {narghpa' SuvwI' qa'}, from {narghbe'chugh
SuvwI' qa' taH may'}.


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