[tlhIngan Hol] [English] Using "pong" as a verb to say "my name is..." ?
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Thu Oct 6 12:30:49 PDT 2016
On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 2:31 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> On 10/6/2016 2:22 PM, Ed Bailey wrote:
> I just realized, Aurélie, that you began this thread with the salutation
> <Hoch Savan>, but it seems not to have elicited comment. I wish I had a
> darsek for every time I've been corrected for using such a construction, in
> which a noun stands in the place of a first or second person subject or
> object. Some think this violates the rule of rom <accord>, which says the
> prefix must agree with the subject and object, because (and this is the
> part I dispute) nouns, common or proper, are inherently third person. This
> second part is not a rule in Klingon, and I maintain that in such cases the
> noun is an appositive to the unexpressed pronoun.
> I interpreted it as direct address: *Hoch, Savan** everyone, I salute
mughmeH mIwvam Dalo'bogh lo'nIS Hoch 'e' ra'chugh marq 'oqranD, jIlob.
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