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

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Oct 6 11:31:11 PDT 2016

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 you./


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