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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] Soaring

Steven Boozer (

lojmIt tI’wI’ nuv:
> My daughter (step-daughter, actually) wrote a haiku for my wife and I for
> Christmas:
> 	Gypsy dragonfly
> 	Wandering through the sky
> 	Playfully soaring
> Certainly, there’s no way to translate “Gypsy dragonfly”, but the verb
> “soaring” called out to me. To fly effortlessly is to soar.
> 	pe’vIlHa’ puvtaH; pumtaHghach rur.
> Would poetic license allow {reHtaHvIS chal veghlI’}?
We do have a word for "soar":  {qaj} "soar [i.e. of birds]" (HQ 10.4:4).  {vIH} would also work:

KGT 112:  The verb {vIH} ("move, be in motion") can be applied to any sort of motion.

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