[tlhIngan Hol] gyros with pita

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 12:44:27 PST 2016

thanks !

before I write the final sentence {tlhoy le' DaHjaj ram gyros}, I thought
of writing:

{DaHjaj ram tlhoy le' gyros}. But I chose not to write this, because *it
felt* as if it was expressing "every night I buy from the same seller, but
tonight something happened, and that seller made a better gyro".

Then I thought of writing:

{DaHjaj ram tlhoy le' gyros vISopta'bogh}. but again *I felt* that the
further away I place the "gyros" from the {DaHjaj ram}, the more its
significance is weakened (if this makes any sense).

It is not that "every night I eat gyro, and tonight it happens to be
exceptional" (which I *feel* is conveyed by the previous two sentences); it
is that tonight "it so happened that I ate it, and this gyros, *tonight's
gyros* was exceptional".

So, I went with the {DaHjaj ram gyros}, and I'm happy to hear that it is a
legal construct.

'ej DaH jIjatlhnISqa': 'elaDya'ngan jIHmo', gyros tzatziki je vImuSHa' !

ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'

On 18 Nov 2016 10:20 pm, "Steven Boozer" <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> (st.klingon 6/1997):  {*DaHjaj}* also behaves as a noun (as opposed to an
> adverbial element) in such noun-noun constructions as {*DaHjaj gheD}* “*today
> prey”* or “*today's prey”*, a term often heard in Klingon restaurants
> with a meaning comparable to “*catch of the day”*.
> (KGT 100ff.):  In some restaurants, the menu ({*HIDjolev}*) is posted
> (seldom are individual copies available), but in most, the patrons know the
> regular fare and ask about specials, including the {*DaHjaj gheD} *(literally,
> "today's prey"), a dish whose components depend on what animals the
> restaurant's hunters were able to bring in.
> n
> n  Voragh
> *On Behalf Of *SuStel
> *Sent:* Friday, November 18, 2016 2:14 PM
> On 11/18/2016 3:12 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> jIH:
> > tlhoy le' DaHjaj ram gyros
> I wrote this to mean "the gyros of tonight was excellent". however I need
> to ask: can someone use a timestamp (in this case {DaHjaj ram}), as the
> first pair of a noun-noun construction, where the second noun is being
> possessed by the first ? Can we say {DaHjaj Soj}, for "today's food" ?
> HIja'. DIp 'oH neH *DaHjaj*'e'.
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