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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] What does "qu-" mean at the start of a word?

Christoph Pichlmann ( [KLI Member]

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<body class='hmmessage'><div dir='ltr'>Sorry for the confusion, I should have marked the word, as Lieven said.<br><br>*quja'* is NOT a klingon word - it merely looks like one. It has no meaning, it was chosen mostly because the letters were arranged in a similar way and it was easy to pronounce.<br><br>It doesn't actually adhere to the klingon syntax, I think - the first syllable only has two letters but is no prefix.<br><br>Christoph<br><br>&gt; Message: 2<br><div>&gt; Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:37:30 +0000 (GMT)<br>&gt; From: Anthony Appleyard &lt;;<br>&gt; To:<br>&gt; Subject: [Tlhingan-hol] What does "qu-" mean at the start of a word?<br>&gt; Message-ID:<br>&gt; 	&lt;5672361.53551.1427387850014.JavaMail.defaultUser@defaultHost&gt;<br>&gt; Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8<br>&gt; <br>&gt; My Klingon to English parser which I am writing, sometimes refuses on words starting with "qu-" when translating text, e.g.:-<br>&gt; <br>&gt; quja' may mean:-<br>&gt; <br>&gt; # &lt;qu&gt; V:[tell|report]<br>&gt; <br>&gt; Is this word {quja'} a mistype? Or is there a morpheme "qu" which I have omitted from my parser's dictionary, and what is its role in grammar?<br><br></div> 		 	   		  </div></body>
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