[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: matlhHa'

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 08:19:54 PDT 2016


lieven:
> Hope this helps a bit

Yes, it does ! And I think I understand (finally) what's going on.

If I walk in the kitchen to see that someone ate my pie, then I will
say: {QI'yaH ! chabwIj Sopta' vay' !}

But if I want to say that "when someone eats pizza, he always needs to
drink beer too", then I will say {pItSa' chab Soplu'taHvIS vaj reH HIq
tlhutlhnISlu' je}

Because I learned something new, I'm happy, however it amazes me, how
something so important eluded me so far..

De'vID:
> The Skybox cards were full of minor transcription errors,
> so we know somebody involved in putting them together had been
> somewhat careless

maj. This explains a lot actually, however it is a pity something like
this is the case; canon is supposed to enlighten people and not
confuse them.

qunnoq

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 19 September 2016 at 17:38, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It always pisses me off, to read canon sentences which make no sense ;
>>
>>> qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej matlhlu'chugh vaj wa' tlhIngan ghob potlhqu'
>>
>> The {qorDu' SaHlu'chugh} is correct. But when it comes to the
>> {matlhlu'chugh} then again things make no sense. [...]
>
> Others have addressed the {-lu'} part, so I'll skip it.
>
>> And as if all these weren't enough, when we read past the {vaj} the
>> sentence takes the meaning "then one (or one's) very important klingon
>> virtue" and then period. ?!?!?!
>
> It's generally recognised that whoever transferred Okrand's sentence
> to the card dropped a verb at the end of that sentence, probably
> {tu'lu'}. (The Skybox cards were full of minor transcription errors,
> so we know somebody involved in putting them together had been
> somewhat careless.)
>
> --
> De'vID
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