[tlhIngan Hol] {SorHa'} ? Of course.. But with jay' what ?

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 08:50:25 PDT 2016


So, I guess the conclusion of this thread would be :

"We can create metaphoric phrases, as long as each word within that
phrase is used on its literal klingon definition ; we can't use single
words metaphorically".


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 6:39 PM, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:08 AM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ok, I'll play along..
>> So, if I say : {toQDuj QuQ ruptaH pIvlob chorgh}
>> you will accept it ?
> "Warp factor eight taxes the Bird of Prey's engine."
> Oh, I see what you're trying to do. You aren't using a metaphor.
> Metaphor means applying a word to something that it doesn't normally
> apply to, implying a comparison or analogy. An example would be "A
> teacher plants the seeds of knowledge." Knowledge is not literally a
> living thing that grows from a planted seed, but you should be able to
> recognize an appropriate similarity with the phrase.
> However, you are doing something entirely different. You are using a
> word to mean something other than its definition. You are ignoring the
> clarification that tells us {rup} means "tax" as in "impose a tariff
> or duty", and you are trying to use another meaning of the English
> word "tax": encumber, burden, overload.
> Here's an example of metaphor in Klingon: {teSDu'wIj DuQ bo'Degh QoQ
> 'ej qa'wIj qajmoH.}
> -- ghunchu'wI'
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