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

Steven Boozer (

> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, July 17, 2015
> Klingon word: Dor
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: end
> Source: HQ:v12n2p8

DorDI' jar mejpu' 
At the end of the month, he/she left. (HQ 12.2:8)

tugh Dor qoSlIj. nom yIlop! 
(MO's FaceBook text to Lieven, 3/29/12)

The End (PB chapter title; lit. "(It/Something) ends")

HQ 12.2:  Generally, one expresses the end of a stretch of time by using a verb rather than a noun. That is, one says "when the month ends" rather than "at the end of the month".  The verb for this kind of end is {Dor}.  For example: {DorDI' jar mejpu'} "At the end of the month, he/she left."  (Literally, this sentence means "When the month ended, he/she left.") ... When an event over which one has some control ends (one can't cause a month to end), a different verb is used: {van}.  This would apply to such things as voyages, battles, plays, operas, stories, and songs.  Here, the event (the voyage, the song) doesn't end; the participant in the event or the perpetrator of the event ends it. ... Another verb, {ghang}, is used to express the idea of a premature ending. ... Note that the voyage and the song cannot end themselves. Someone has to end them.

N.B. do not confuse with the verb {Dor} "escort"

van  		end (an event) (v)
ghang  	end (an event) prematurely (v)
ta' 		accomplish, do (v)
qIl 		cancel (v)
tagh 		begin a process, initiate (v)

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