[tlhIngan Hol] A ridiculous event

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 09:24:18 PST 2016

I remember reading somewhere at the klingon wiki about this subject; about
the fact that although the order of verb suffixes is rigid, there can be
many possible alternate interpretations.

I guess the goal is, to be able to express the intented meaning with the
simplest way possible in order to diminish the margin for alternate

I think it was bruce lee who said: "as years go by, the real master removes
things from his art instead of adding new ones".

The application of these words in klingon, with regards to our current
subject, is "use only the necessary suffixes; the fact that you can string
together many of them doesn't mean you should actually do it".

roS'egh dog ngoQvam chavlaHmo'. but since we're not dogs, we should refrain
from doing things just because we can.

ghoghwIj HablI'vo' vIngeHta'

On 23 Nov 2016 6:56 pm, "SuStel" <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 11/23/2016 11:42 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > Whether *-ta'* must refer to only the verb or can
> > be applied to the *-choH* is not a settled issue
> this "not settled issue" concerns only the {-ta'} and {-choH} (when they
> co-exist) at the same verb, or does it extend to all kinds of verb suffixes
> ?
> It's a question that involves many suffix combinations. Even those
> suffixes that explicitly modify other suffixes (e.g., *-be'*) sometimes
> seem to modify entire verbs or entire sentences.
> *qamejnISmoH:* do I need to cause you to leave, or do I cause you to need
> to leave?
> *Hoch DaSopbe'chugh batlh bIHeghbe' **Eat everything or you will die
> without honor *(PK)
> Will you remain alive honorably?
> *SuvwI'pu' qan tu'lu'be' *(TKW)* 'ach QuvlIjDaq yIH tu'be'lu'jaj* (PK)
> What exactly does a negated indefinite subject mean, anyway?
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