[tlhIngan Hol] qep'a' cha'maH wej mu' chu' - New Words

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Aug 18 01:12:08 PDT 2016

So, the way I *feel* this whole subject, is that the qep'a' new word,
was actually only {chum} ;

I just can't realize why at the qep'a' it was combined with {jajlo'}
and {tlhom}, in order to express the "colorful" element.

I mean I don't understand the point in all this.

We always knew the words for sunrise and sunset ; when we learned the
word for colorful, it was expected that one could perform the
combination in order to express the colorful sunrise/sunset.

All I'm trying to say, is I don't understand why the words {jajlo'
chum} and {tlhom chum}, deserve a separate entry on a dictionary.

In that sense we should add {Ha'DIbaH chum}, {Sut chum}, {qut chum} and so on..


On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 18.08.2016 um 08:38 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> wa': if we are on a planet which has no atmosphere (which I think
>> causes the sunrise/sunset to be colorful), then these words have no
>> application right ?
> Hm, I think I would use it anyway. It's like a blind person saying "nice to
> see you" or asking a wheelchair bound person to "go for a walk". It's used
> language and must not always be adapted to every situation.
>> cha': read this sentence:
>> {qaStaHvIS tlhom chum dog vIqotlhtaH}
>> while the colorful sunset is happening I am tickling the dog.
>> would you accept it ? It talks of a visual experience, however it
>> suggests a time period as well. so what do you think ?
> I do accept it. I'm sure that {tlhom} is some kind of time stamp/period.
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