[tlhIngan Hol] When better is missing go with preferable

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 18 12:49:18 PDT 2016

On 8/18/2016 3:18 PM, qurgh lungqIj wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 2:40 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name 
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name>> wrote:
>     On 8/18/2016 2:36 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
>>     what is the exact opposite of {qaq} ? is there one in klingon ? 
> {muS}, {par}, {qaqbe'}?
> English doesn't appear to have any kind of true antonym for "prefer" 
> either.
>     *qaqHa'*
> {qaqHa'} doesn't work for me as an exact opposite, since {-Ha'} means 
> that the {qaq}ing was undone or misdone (so I used to {qaq} it but 
> don't anymore, or I said I {qaq} something mistakenly when I didn't 
> really {qaq} it).
> TKD: "This negative suffix implies not merely that something is not 
> done (as does -be'), but that there is a change of state: something 
> that was previously done is now undone. For convenience, it will here 
> be translated as undo, but it is closer to the English prefixes mis-, 
> de-, dis- (as in misunderstand, demystify, disentangle). It is also 
> used if something is done wrongly."

Yes, yes, so sayeth the Dictionary. You clipped out my smiley.


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