[tlhIngan Hol] When better is missing go with preferable

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 01:33:55 PDT 2016


I see your point and I agree with you. There is a definite difference
between the words {QaQ} and {qaq}.

The question is : Is this difference important ? And the answer
(according to my opinion) would be "it depends on the context".

Surely there are numerous cases, where the use of {QaQ} through the
"traditional" law'/puS construction would be the best way to go ; and
of course there would be other cases as well where the use of a simple
{qaq} would be correct too.

All in all (if I understand this american phrase correctly), I believe
{qaq} is a beautiful alternative to have, in our linguistic arsenal.

And an irrelevant question :
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On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Lieven <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 23.08.2016 um 08:02 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
>> However, if I was writing a review comparing two phones, and at the
>> end of the comparison came to an overall conclusion, then I would say
>> something like "overall this phone is better".
>> And if I was writing in klingon, then I would say "this phone is
>> preferable".
> I'm beginning to understand now. And there still is a great difference
> between "better" and "preferable", which I can explain on this example very
> well:
> The iPhone YZ is "better", because it is larger, faster, bigger, has more
> memory, higher quality and so one.
> But the Samsung XY is "preferable", because it is able to run the {boQwI'}
> app.
> chaq iPhone QaQ law', Hoch QaQ puS. 'ach qaqtaH Samsung, boQwI' nIqHom
> lo'laHmo'.
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