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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] The Klingon Is MUCH Braver ...

Felix Malmenbeck (

We do have the formula "A Q law'be' B Q puSbe'" for negating the comparative.

While not quite the same , I would wager a guess that you could use -qu' in the same way, adding it to both law' and puS.

Another solution might be to make a two-sentence construction out of it, such as «tlhIngan yoH law' verengan yoH puS. pImqu'.»
That's highly ambiguous, though; it could simply mean "The Klingon is braver than the Ferengi, and as such they are very different."
Perhaps there's some better verb for this.

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Subject: [Tlhingan-hol] The Klingon Is MUCH Braver ...

I'm looking at comparatives and superlatives at the moment.

tlhIngan yoH law' verengan yoH puS is practically a set phrase.

But has the topic cropped up where the difference is great - The Klingon is much braver than the Ferengi?

When describing slight differences, I've often used loQ before comparatives - loQ tera'ngan yoH law' verengan yoH puS The Terran is slightly braver than a Ferengi for instance - but where there is a great difference, has the topic of expressing this greater difference cropped up?
And I don't mean by use of superlatives - tlhIngan yoH law' Hoch yoH puS either.

An example: a comment has been thrown in my direction asking why law'qu' cannot be used, where to my knowledge {A X law'qu' B X puS} has not been seen in the wild. I've not seen this being discussed before here. I'd appreciate discussion on this.
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