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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 01:19:28 PDT 2016

On 3 October 2016 at 23:36, Aurélie Demonchaux <demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com>
> So then if someone gives an order to 1 other person to sit in Klingon, it
> will be < yIba’ > but not < yIba’egh >, because in English you would
> normally say “sit down” but not “sit yourself down” (although the 2nd
> phrasing does actually exist, it seems to be nonstandard).

This is true for verbs of movement. But for verbs describing a state,
the imperative requires {-'eghmoH}. You can't say, e.g., "be hot!",
but must say "Make yourself hot!" See KGT (Klingon for the Galactic
Traveler) p. 117.


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