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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Klingon Word of the Day: pegh

Steven Boozer (

lojmIt tI'wI' nuv 'utlh:
>> As for {ghom}, I always think of that as not taking an object. If you
>> and I meet, it feels much more natural as {maghom} than {qaghom}. The
>> latter sounds a little sloppy, like encoding English more than
>> translating to Klingon. Likely, I’ve done it myself in a lazy moment.

[] De'vId:
> And yet:  {bInajtaHvIS qeylIS Daghomjaj![] } (PK)
> But maybe Kahless is special. If you and I meet, {maghom}. But if Kahless
> and I meet, {qeylIS vIghom}. [] 

Well grammatically at least, Kahless is not that special...

rut yIHmey ghom Hoch 
Everyone encounters tribbles occasionally. TKW

tlhIngan 'avwI' lughom 
They meet a Klingon guard. PK

bong QongmeH qItI'nga' Duj tI'ang ghompu' DIvI' 'ejDo' 'entepray' 
a sleeper ship of this [K'Tinga] class, the T'Ong, was encountered
 ... by the USS Enterprise. S15

although there are definitely more examples of {ghom} used intransitively.  Will Martin once reported (date?) that:

  In an interview with Okrand, he conveyed to me another difference.
  The more general verb [{ghom}] works both as {qaghom} "I meet you"
  and {maghom} "we meet". The verb {qIH} ["meet (for the first time)"]
  always has a direct object.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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