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[Tlhingan-hol] Use of {net}

Fiat Knox (fiat_knox@yahoo.co.uk)



<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:garamond, new york, times, serif;font-size:12pt"><div><span>I've been thinking about the use of <span style="font-weight: bold;">net</span> in a sentence.</span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br><span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>The Klingon Dictionary has this to say about <span style="font-weight: bold;">net</span>:-</span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br><span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style:
 normal;"><span>When the verb of the second sentence has a third-person subject (that is, the pronominal prefix is 0) but the intended meaning is <span style="font-style: italic;">one</span> or <span style="font-style: italic;">someone</span>, rather than <span style="font-style: italic;">he</span>, <span style="font-style: italic;">she</span>, <span style="font-style: italic;">it</span>, or <span style="font-style: italic;">they</span>, <span style="font-weight: bold;">net</span> is used instead of <span style="font-weight: bold;">'e'</span>.<br></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span><br></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span>The Klingon Dictionary uses {<span style="font-weight: bold;">net</span>} in two
 example sentences:-</span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><br><span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 16px; font-family: garamond,new york,times,serif; background-color: transparent; font-style: normal;"><span><span style="font-weight: bold;">qama'pu' DIHoH net Sov</span> - <span style="font-style: italic;">One knows we kill prisoners</span></span></div><br><span style="font-weight: bold;">Qu'vaD lI' net tu'bej</span> One certainly finds it useful for the mission<br><br>I wonder. What other uses have you found for <span style="font-weight: bold;">net</span> in a sentence?<br><br>Would you, for instance, use <span style="font-weight: bold;">qatlh DujlIj'e' nIHta' ra'wI' net SIv</span> <span style="font-style: italic;">One wonders why the Commander stole</span> your <span style="font-style:
 italic;">ship</span><br><br>or <span style="font-weight: bold;">jagh Suvlu'DI' </span><span style="font-weight: bold;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">net </span>taj jej lo'nIS; jagh HoSghaj Suvlu'DI' net to' jej lo'nIS</span> <span style="font-style: italic;">When fighting an enemy, one must use a sharp blade; when fighting a powerful enemy, one must use sharp tactics</span> perhaps?<br><br>Tell me how you have used it, or why you have avoided it.<br></div></body></html>
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