[tlhIngan Hol] KLBC: Type 2 verb suffixes on pronouns (was Re: Will it survive ?)

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Thu Oct 13 13:24:51 PDT 2016

Hi mIp'av,

thanks for pointing it out.

I've been wondering how to express "to be afraid" on its own, because the
suffix -vIp isn't usable as a standalone (as far as I know), so in Klingon
it's always "to be afraid *to do/to be *something".

I checked other adectives and the closest thing to "scared" I could find
was "bIt" for "be nervous", but then I felt that even < bItqu' > wouldn't
convey quite the same intensity.

nuq DaQub ?


2016-10-12 23:58 GMT+02:00 Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>:

> Aurélie wrote:
>> ’ach tlhoy bIHvIpchugh, mevlaH tIqchaj ’ej HoHlaH bIH ’e’ vIQub.
> With ?{bIHvIpchugh}, you've hit on an interesting construction. I don't
> believe it works in this case (to me the sentence reads "But if they are
> excessively afraid to be, their hearts can stop") but I think it's worthy
> of discussion and should involve the Beginners' Grammarian. vaj vIrI'.
> ~mIp'av
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