[tlhIngan Hol] Noone left to tickle

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 22:43:50 PDT 2016

On 11 October 2016 at 17:27, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> De'vID:
>> vay' qotlhlu' 'e' bajnISlu'.*
>> *If you think {net} should be used here instead of {'e'}, good eye,
>> and also see TKW p.125.
> Indeed I remember, that instead of {yadda yadda 'e' Xlu'} we say
> {yadda yadda net X}.

Did you also understand how {qotlh} is being used in the second sentence?
{chaq dog Daqotlh 'e' Daqotlhbe'. vay' qotlhlu' 'e' bajnISlu'.}

> Now, I went to TKW p.125 and read the examples:
> {yInlu'taH 'e' bajnISlu'}
> Survival must be earned.
> {yay chavlu' 'e' bajnISlu'.}
> Victory must be earned.
> And noticed that these examples obviously contradict the rule we're
> talking about. But I guess this is happening because (as we've said in
> the past), a lot of phrases in TKW don't follow standard klingon
> grammar.
> Is there anything else I need to observe/learn from these examples ?

Only that (as Voragh has elaborated on with his examples) that what
TKD says is good Klingon grammar isn't 100% followed in practice.


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