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

Steven Boozer (

>> Philip Newton (3/22/2012):  Someone (De'vID jonpIn?) asked Marc Okrand
>> about {Ding} at the qepHom wa'maHDIch (2011) in Saarbrücken. I seem to
>> recall that he agreed that it was intransitive (the spinning thing
>> {Ding}'s, and the one who spins it {DIngmoH}'s it), but am not sure
>> whether the answer might not have been the characteristical noncommittal
>> instead.

> I don't recall if I was the one who asked the question (I might have
> been), but I was there, and I noted down the answer. Philip's recollection
> is correct, Marc said that the subject of {DIng} spins, and that someone
> or something {DIngmoH}s something else. Actually, what he said was that
> the pair {DIng} and {DIngmoH} worked like {jIr} and {jIrmoH}, but he
> changed the topic (or the topic was changed on him) before he could
> further explain what was the difference between {DIng} and {jIr}. 
> In the same conversation, he confirmed that the subjects
> of {ghur} and {nup} are increasing and decreasing, respectively.

I have De'vID's earlier message in Klingon:

De'vID (3/22/12):  lugh {ghur vay'}, {vay' ghurmoHlu'}, {nup vay'}, {vay' nupmoHlu'} je 'e' maqbej MO.  {jIr} rur {DIng} maq je 'ach rurchu' 'e' maqchu'be'.  Sovchu'meH matlh'e' tlhobnISlaw'.

Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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