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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Beginners corner

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On 8/14/2015 9:57 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
ghItlhpu' Maxim, jatlh:
{tulghach yIlon naDev 'elwI'pu'}

jang De'vID, jatlh:
"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate"
* Does one "abandon" hope in Klingon?

jang je Voragh, jatlh:
TIP: If you can't find a good noun, try rephrasing with a verb: *{tulHa'choH}.

petulHa''eghmoHchu' tlhIH, 'o 'elwI'pu'
"Cause yourselves to completely lose hope, O those who enter"

Or you can abandon the idea of abandoning hope:

   naDev 'elwI'pu''e', petultaHQo'!
   Those who enter here, do not continue to hope!

Or even simpler:

   naDev petulQo'!
   Don't hope here!

"Abandon hope" strongly implies a change of state from hope to hopelessness; {-choH} is called for here. Also, though I don't speak Italian, the phrase is commonly translated "abandon ALL hope" or "ALL hope abandon," which suggests {-chu'} is useful.

petulHa'choHchu' naDev 'elwI'
here-enterers, begin to completely un-hope!


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