tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Fri Oct 18 21:32:58 2013
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[Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 51
Robyn Stewart (email@example.com)
Torg gives in to pain and defeat.
pay' jach yIH QeH. torgh ghIch qotlh yIH veD. luqev veD moQmey 'up. luSopmeH
yIH boghbe'bejpu' torgh. loQ lIm. yIHvo' narghmeH peng chIm yongtaHvIS bong
yuvtlhe' pup. SoQchoH peng. Hurgh 'ej tam peng qoD. DaH Sab 'oy' 'ach
bIrqu' torgh, 'ej DInglaw' qo'. 'ughqu'choH torgh porgh, ghIq tISqu'choH.
tugh yo' qIj Duj tIj 'e' tul.
pay' jach yIH QeH. = adverb verb noun be-verb. The last verb is clearly
acting adjectivally. "Suddenly an angry tribble cries out."
torgh ghIch qotlh yIH veD. noun-noun verb noun-noun. The first kind of
Klingon sentence that I teach, the only wrinkle is that both subject and
object are noun-noun constructions. "The tribble's fur tickles Torg's nose."
Or if you prefer, "The fur of the tribble tickles the nose of Torg."
luqev veD moQmey 'up. = "The disgusting spheres of fur crowd him."
luSopmeH yIH boghbe'bejpu' torgh. = "Torg was definitely not born for
tribbles to eat him."
loQ lIm. = "He panics a little."
yIHvo' narghmeH peng chIm yongtaHvIS bong yuvtlhe' pup. "As he gets into an
empty torpedo in order to escape from the tribbles, he accidentally kicks
SoQchoH peng. = "The torpedo closes."
Hurgh 'ej tam peng qoD. = "The inside of the torpedo is dark and quiet."
DaH Sab 'oy' 'ach bIrqu' torgh, 'ej DInglaw' qo'. = "Now the pain subsides
but Torg is very cold, and the world seems to spin."
'ughqu'choH torgh porgh, ghIq tISqu'choH. = "Torg's body becomes very heavy,
and then very light."
tugh yo' qIj Duj tIj 'e' tul. = He hopes to soon board a ship of the Black
I'm a little dissatisfied that I have twice used the tribbles in almost the
same way to spur my protagonist to action. Perhaps I should rewrite the
earlier part so that on the first occasion he notices them, but they lurk in
the shadows and he isn't quite sure what they are, some kind of Romulan rat,
perhaps, and they don't yet have the courage to approach him, just to
consume his blood trail.
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