[tlhIngan Hol] The contradiction of {bortaS}

MorphemeAddict lytlesw at gmail.com
Sun Aug 7 06:51:01 PDT 2016

The difference is that *bortaS bIr jablu'* is an attested native
(canonical) Klingon phrase, whereas *bortaS tlhap* is not so attested.
Languages can share the same metaphor, but don't have to.

lay'tel SIvten

On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 4:24 AM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Some time ago we had said, that we can't say {bortaS vItlhap} for "I take
> revenge". Why ? Because the "I take revenge" is an english phrase.
> On the other hand, we do say "bortas bIr jabblu' go figure", which is
> definitely an english phrase.
> This is a contradictory situation which confuses me greatly.
> mop qIj qunnoq
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