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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] I found a mistake in one of the new Klingon words

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<html><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff; font-family:Courier New, courier, monaco, monospace, sans-serif;font-size:16px"><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1426615434044_8033"><span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1426615434044_8034">Let's hope they don't use the skin of the Klingon version of porcupines, then.</span></div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1426615434044_8032"><span><br></span></div> <div class="qtdSeparateBR"><br><br></div><div class="yahoo_quoted" style="display: block;"> <div style="font-family: Courier New, courier, monaco, monospace, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"> <div style="font-family: HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande, Sans-Serif; font-size: 16px;"> <div dir="ltr"> <font size="2" face="Arial"> On Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 16:32, André Müller &lt;; wrote:<br> </font> </div> <blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; margin-top: 5px; padding-left: 5px;">  <br><br> <div class="y_msg_container"><div id="yiv8648807071"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div>I think it's not a mistake. We know that {DIr} can also refer to an animal's hide, or a piece of cloth made out of a hide, {DIrmey} refers to skins used for clothing. And in {QaDmoHwI' DIr} the first part doesn't necessarily have to be the possessor, it can also be a modifier. So I'd interprete the word, very literally translated, as a "dry-maker skin".<br clear="none"></div>Perhaps this tells us that Klingon towels are indeed made of animal skin, perhaps with the hairs still attached.<br clear="none"><br clear="none"></div>- André<br clear="none"></div><div class="yiv8648807071gmail_extra"><br clear="none"><div class="yiv8648807071yqt0555357153" id="yiv8648807071yqtfd35310"><div class="yiv8648807071gmail_quote">2015-03-17 17:26 GMT+01:00 Anthony Appleyard <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" ymailto=""; target="_blank" href="";></a>&gt;</span>:<br clear="none"><blockquote class="yiv8648807071gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;"><a rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank" href="";></a><br clear="none"><br clear="none">says that<strong><span> QaDmoHwI' DIr</span></strong><span><span></span></span> is a noun meaning "towel". But the compound is in the wrong order, and means "the skin of that which makes (things) dry". "That which makes the skin dry" would be <b>DIr QaDmoHwI' </b>.<br clear="none"><br clear="none"><div></div><br clear="none">_______________________________________________<br clear="none">
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