[tlhIngan Hol] A disturbing realization

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 11 08:33:33 PST 2016

qunnoq jan puqloD :
> here is my problem..  first voragh writes:
> > (MO via ghunchu'wI', 7/27/2009):  There are names [..]
> then he changes paragraph and continues:
> > E.g.  'at, bay, chay, Day, 'et, ghay ... 'ut, way, yay, qaghwI' [..]

I thought that separating the quotation from the new paragraph with a blank line would be obvious.  Apparently not.
> without specifying if this sentence is a continuation of okrand's relayed
> words.

Either way it doesn't really matter as the examples are just that - examples of how the letters would be pronounced - and don't contradict or add anything new to Okrand/ghunchu'wI's comments
> and the icing on the cake comes when he writes:
> > To refer to an alphabet, syllabary, etc., we might say *{ngutlhghom}..

I thought "we might say" would alert you to my speculation.  Ditto for *{ngutlhghom} as AFAIK Okrand never tags speculated words with apostrophes.  Whenever Okrand releases a new word there is almost always a flurry of speculation and questions on the List.
> Okrand's relayed words have the date of 7/27/2009; however the {ngutlh}
> was revealed on the previous qepHom. So, how is it possible for the part
> of voragh's post, which contains the {ngutlh}, to be a relayed message
> from okrand which took place on 2009 ?

For future reference my posts on various words (such as the Word of the Day) are just a copy-and-pasted dump from my notes of anything possibly relevant.  Nothing I say is authoritative.  

Sorry for the confusion.


> > On 11/11/2016 8:17 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> SuStel:
> >> > As Voragh said, it is a pronouncement by Okrand as relayed by
> >> > ghunchu'wI'.
> >>
> >> I still don't understand;
> >>
> >> The part from {at, bay..} to "..spectrum, (musical) scale", was said
> >> by okrand and relayed by ghunchu'wI, or was it written by voragh in
> >> order to explain the previous quote from okrand (which was relayed by[] 
> >> ghunchu'wI') ?
> >
> > The former. The words are ghunchu'wI''s; the canon is Okrand's. Voragh
> > copied and pasted.
> >
> > --
> > SuStel
> > http://trimboli.name
> > 

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