[tlhIngan Hol] As soon as I had tickled the dog

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 07:59:35 PDT 2016

> QInlIj tlhaQlaw'ghach vIyajbe'.

tagha' dogwIj quH mojpu' Hatlhvetlh ; quHwIj mojbe'. meqvammo', tlhaQ lutvam !

> Your use of aspect has been turning into tense lately. Be careful!

Many times I have a hard time *feeling* the difference between tense
and aspect, thus the confusion. And the problem is, I can't find a way
to overcome this problem.

> I would suggest you use {targh} to talk about your dog

Believe it or not (this will sound strange), I find rather creepy to
use {targh} for dog. Why ? Because klingons eat the heart of targs,
and it gives me the creeps just to think of a dog being treated that


On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:41 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 8/22/2016 10:34 AM, Lieven wrote:
> {ben law' targh vIghaj. ngugh 'oHvaD ghawran vIpong.}
> This sentence is completely correct, without needing any aspect suffix.
> Ah, I see, we're disagreeing about whether qunnoq was talking about having
> named his dog or what he called his dog. In English it is the difference
> between name and call. If I name something, that is a one-time event; if I
> call something by a name, that is usually an ongoing occurrence.
> Either form would have been sensible in Klingon, but they would have meant
> different things.
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