[tlhIngan Hol] The Catoctopus

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Thu Aug 18 10:37:30 PDT 2016

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:33 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ha'DIbaH veb vIghaj reH vIneH:

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 2:25 AM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> bIlugh ! mu'tlheghlIj mu'tlheghwIj je DInuDchugh vaj ngoD veb DItlhojbej :

You seem to have become fond of the verb {veb} "be next (in a series,
sequence)". I don't think it means what you want it to.

The first example says "I always want to have a subsequent animal." It
is talking about the next animal in a sequence of animals, but you're
obviously trying to refer to an animal you are going to describe in
the next sentence. Though the intent is clear, the actual words don't
quite get there. Before I got to the rest of the note, I was ready to
find out what new animal you wanted to have in order to replace the
previous one that you had.

Similarly, the second example says {ngoD veb}, which made me wonder
what prior fact was being implied and what new fact was being implied
by the sequence.

I think you've latched onto {veb} as a way to keep your unusual
stylistic habit of putting a statement before its context. It isn't
interfering much with the meaning, because you do explain everything
quickly, and the misuse of the word can be recognized easily, but you
should know that you're doing it and you should try to find a way to

-- ghunchu'wI'

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