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

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ghaytan QIt jIrlaH, ‘ach DIngtaHvIS, nom DIngnIS ‘e’ vIloy.

If it blurs, it spins. If you see it going around, it twirls or rotates. 

DIng muDDuj vo’wI’. DIng rutlh. jIr SuS lurgh jan. Daq ‘avlu’taHvIS, jIr nach.

lojmIt tI’wI’ nuv ‘utlh
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> On Jun 30, 2015, at 9:10 AM, Steven Boozer <> wrote:
>>> 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.
> De'vID: 
>> 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'.
> --
> Voragh
> Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
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