[tlhIngan Hol] Isn't here a {'e'} missing ?

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 12:27:04 PST 2016

On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 3:09 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Qo'noS romuluS je boSuqlaH. vabDot tera' Qejbogh DIvI' ram boSuqlaH.
> kronos, romulus and even the puny federation's precious earth, are all up
> for grabs.
> DaH jIghel:
> based on the translation, shouldn't there be a {'e'} shoved up the end of
> {tera'} ? hmm ? shouldn't it ?
IIRC, the {-'e'} is not strictly necessary, but useful when you need to
specify the head noun of a relative clause. In this case, the context is
discussing obtaining planets. So you probably don't need {-'e'} to
interpret the sentence as "You can even obtain Earth (that the puny
Federation cherishes)" rather than "You can even obtain the puny Federation
(that cherishes Earth)".

> while writing the {HIja' vay'} for "someone tell me", I accidentally wrote
> {yIja'lu'}; however, as soon as I corrected it I was left to wonder.. what
> would that mean ? would that mean "someone (unspecified singular) tell him
> !" ?
If it has any meaning at all, which it probably doesn't, I'd suspect it
would be something like "Be told!" (perhaps in the sense of "shut up and
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