tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Sat Oct 19 14:26:13 2013
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[Tlhingan-hol] Story: ghuv = The Recruit - 52
Robyn Stewart (email@example.com)
Too weak to get out of the torpedo tube, Torgh awaits his recruitment by the
pay' torgh vemmoH qabDaj 'uchchoH ghop. peng poSvo' tlhon legh torgh. qatlh
tengchaHDaq ghaHtaH tlhon'e'?
pe'vIl jatlh tlhon, "jul!"
SIbI' paw maQ. ghu' QIj 'e' nID torgh 'ach mu' puS jatlhlaH neH. "cha. rugh.
jormoH. HIlon, jIHeghlI'," jatlh. torgh Doy'moHchu' SoQ nI' 'ach ratlh
tlhon, torgh bejtaHvIS.
tugh jul qab legh torgh. torgh chor HotDI' jul 'oy''a'mo' jach torgh. "Qel
ghaH," jatlh maQ, vulqa'pa' torgh.
pay' torgh vemmoH qabDaj 'uchchoH ghop. pay' . - pay' = suddenly; suddenly
what? Suddenly Torg is the object of a verb ... what verb? vemmoH. Suddenly
something awakened Torg. What's the subject? qabDaj 'uchchoH ghop. Is that
"his face which a hand took hold of" or "a hand that took hold of his face."
Which does the waking? Face or hand? The face receives the sensations, but
the hand provides them. Doesn't matter which. Torg's awake and a hand
grabbing his face was involved. "Suddenly a hand on Torg's face wakes him
peng poSvo' tlhon legh torgh. -- peng poS = the open torpedo; "Torg sees
tlhon from the open torpedo."
qatlh tengchaHDaq ghaHtaH tlhon'e'? = "Why is tlhon on the space station?"
pe'vIl jatlh tlhon, "jul!" = tlhon says forcefully, "Sun!"
SIbI' paw maQ. = "maQ arrives at once." tlhon calls Sun, maQ shows up. Is
ghu' QIj 'e' nID torgh 'ach mu' puS jatlhlaH neH. - "torgh tries to explain
the situation, but he can merely say a few words."
"cha. rugh. jormoH. HIlon, jIHeghlI'," jatlh. = "Torpedoes. Antimatter.
Blow it up. Abandon me, I'm dying," he says. It makes me laugh how silly
this sounds in English because of how long the words are.
torgh Doy'moHchu' SoQ nI' 'ach ratlh tlhon, torgh bejtaHvIS. ="The long
speech exhausts Torg, but tlhon remains, watching Torg."
tugh jul qab legh torgh. "Soon Torg sees Sun's face." (or "a bad sun" but
I'm hoping that as jul has just been summoned, you'll know it's her.)
torgh chor HotDI' jul 'oy''a'mo' jach torgh. "When Sun touches torgh's
belly, torgh cries out in great pain."
"Qel ghaH," jatlh maQ, vulqa'pa' torgh. "She's a doctor," says maQ, before
Torg passes out."
I just watched US Marshals last night. You know if Sam (Tommy Lee Jones'
character, the leader of the marshals) heard one of his crew yelling for a
medic, that he would be there so fast to find out what had happened that he
might beat the medic to the scene.
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