[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: raHta'

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Nov 8 08:04:16 PST 2016

On 11/8/2016 11:02 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> HolQeD 13.1 (p.9-10) :
>> ro'qegh'Iwchab 'ey law' qagh 'ey law'
>> the rokeg blood pie is as delicious as the gagh
>> tlhIngan HoS law' 'Iw HoS law'
>> the Klingon is as strong as blood
> I can understand these examples since they employ on both "slots" the {law'}
> HolQeD 13.1 (p.9-10):
>> tlhIngan woch law' tera'ngan woch nIb
>> the Klingon is as tall as the Terran
>> SuvwI' ghung law' qagh ghung rap
>> the warrior is as hungry as gagh
> I can't understand why on these examples, at the second "slot" we
> don't have the {law'}, but we have {nIb}, and {rap} respectively. Is
> this just another alternate way of expressing the desired meaning, or
> is there an actual reason because of which we don't have the {law'} on
> the second "slot" ?

These are all "because Maltz said so."


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