[tlhIngan Hol] [English] Using "pong" as a verb to say "my name is..." ?

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Tue Oct 4 01:41:17 PDT 2016

Thanks a lot ghunchu'wI' for clarifying, it all makes sense to me now and
I'll keep it in mind when practicing the language :)

-- mughwI'

2016-10-04 1:10 GMT+02:00 Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net>:

> On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 5:36 PM, Aurélie Demonchaux
> <demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1/ Regarding “Quvar vIponglu’”:
> >>
> >> That works fine, though some people consider it extremely informal
> usage.
> >
> > ok thanks for confirming this! Just to check, is there a canon reference
> on
> > this being informal, stating that the prefix trick and / or <-lu’> suffix
> > make the sentence informal, or is it more an opinion / deduction that
> some
> > Klingon linguists have formed based on their knowledge of the language?
> There is nothing officially published that labels it as informal. It's
> mostly a matter of a long-established preference in this discussion
> forum for strict grammatical forms when teaching Klingon. Some of us
> think of the "prefix trick" as somehow lazy. It's not described in The
> Klingon Dictionary, and it seems in real life to have evolved as a
> too-close translation of certain English phrasings.
> It's perfectly valid grammar, and those who consider themselves fluent
> (or nearly so) in Klingon won't have a problem understanding it. I
> probably went too far using the word "extremely", and for that I
> apologize.
> -- ghunchu'wI'
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