[tlhIngan Hol] {-Qo'} and {-taHvIS}

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 13:59:16 PDT 2016

On 2 September 2016 at 18:28, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> When used with a non-imperative verb
> to mean “refuse” {-Qo’} follows the TKD rule – i.e. it is only followed by a
> Type 9 suffix (and only 2 examples known):
> bIjatlhQo'chugh
> if you refuse to speak. TKD
> choja'Qo'chugh
> if you won't tell me
> if you refuse to tell me  TKD

There's another canon example from Star Trek Into Darkness. When the
Klingons are chasing Mudd's ship, they broadcast a message that sounds
like {bISaqQo'chugh vaj bIHegh}. It's a very noisy scene, but it's
there in the background.


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