[tlhIngan Hol] Dop Hurgh lo'laHghach

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Nov 8 06:30:38 PST 2016

On 11/8/2016 2:47 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> mIp'av:
>> Dochmey mI' sounds like a direct translation of "number of things." Perhaps Klingons use such a phrase, perhaps not.
> I used the {Dochmey mI'} in order to say "a number of things", because
> I read somewhere at the klingon wiki, that we can use the {mI'} this
> way. In fact here is the direct copy-paste from my notes:
> ----- quote start -----
> mI' number (of), quantity tlhInganpu' Hem mI' nIb an equal number of
> proud Klingons.
> ----- quote end -----

I had to look this up. It's from the page "Revelations of new rules 
inside /paq'batlh./" <http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/PaqbatlhNewRules>

The phrase *Dochmey mI'* is talking about numbers, not things; *mI'* is 
the head noun. The phrase /number of things/ is talking about things. In 
your text, you were interested in the things, of which there are a 
number, not in the things' numbers, how many things there are. *Dochmey 
mI'* is an overly literal attempt to translate an English colloquialism.


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