[tlhIngan Hol] The contradiction of {bortaS}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Aug 8 06:21:41 PDT 2016

On 8/8/2016 9:16 AM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Lieven wrote:
>>> By the way, I don't know for sure what "take revenge" means, but what
>>> about {noD} "retaliate"?
> SuStel:
>> "Take revenge" has an important emotional component that "retaliate"
>> lacks.
> I'm not sure that's true of {noD}:
> batlh Heghlu'chugh noDnISbe' vay'
> An honorable death requires no vengeance. TKW
> cheQIHchugh manoDbe''a'
> Wrong us, shall we not seek revenge? TKW
> nurraj nIHlu'ta'mo' manoD
> We will avenge your stolen pride ["dignity"] (PB early draft)
> le'yo'raj nIHlu'ta'mo' penoD jatlh qeylIS
> And Kahless spoke to them ... about avenging their stolen pride PB
> Klingons may not distinguish between the two ideas; that is, they may take all these matters personally.

Ah! Then I take it back; *noD* is the perfect verb for /take revenge/!


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