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mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Aug 10 06:04:25 PDT 2016

bIlugh lieven !

puch yurvo' puch pIrmuSDaq canon vIve'be'moH..

canon vIpolHa'chugh vaj voragh vIQeHmoH !

toH, ca'non pIn'a' QeH vIjunmeH, canon vIHaDtaH..

mop qIj qunnoq
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On 10 Aug 2016 3:37 p.m., "Lieven" <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

Am 10.08.2016 um 11:30 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:

> maj.
> So, how do I say : "I will judge (impartially examine) the accused in
> order to decide if he's guilty or not" ? Perhaps by the use of {nuD} ?
> Or is {nuD} only to be used in reference to doctors ? Or maybe {poj}
> is better ? Or is {poj} only to be used in reference to situations ?
> Perhaps {legh} ? Or is {legh} only to be used with reference to
> physical objects ?

You are mostly answering your questions yourself.

In general, most words we have must be understood literally and cannot be
used for english "expression". For instance "see" is what you do with your
eyes, even if in englsh one would say things like "that's the girl I've
been seeing for two weeks" in the sense of "dating".

Or is it even better to flush canon down the toilet, and use whatever
> I like most ?

That's the least useful suggestion. If you start using the words only in
the way that you understand them, you will begin creating phrases that
nobody understands. Just remember the "what will you have" situation in the

You have learned Klingon basics in a very very fast time, almost as quick
as nobody else has learned it, which is ery impressive. But now you have
begun reacting like a confused robot who has received too much input which
he cannot handle. Slow down, Data, or your circuits will burn due to
overload. ;-)

Don't skip canon becaus you do not understand it or because it confuses
you. Instead, slow down a bit, and read as much of canon, and also
secondary literature like Hamlet, Gilgamesh, Tao Te Ching, etc. After some
time you will begin to understand the words, and fin other solutions to
translate things instead of browsing the dictionary. Actually, there are
only very few words which are ambiguous and unclear.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI
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