[tlhIngan Hol] lojmItmey yISam

Philip Newton philip.newton at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 23:46:44 PDT 2017

Someone recently used {yIvoq 'ach lojmItmey yISam}.

At first, I corrected the writer with {tISam} but was then told it was
a quote from TKW:

   yIvoq 'ach lojmItmey yISam
   Trust, but locate the doors. TKW (sic for {tISam})

Has this usage ever been explained?

Was it a typographical error by the booksetter? A thinko by the
author? Is it a survivor of older Klingon grammar? Or an innovation by
some Klingons like {puqpu' tu'lu'}, similar to "Who did you see?" in

Should the prefix be corrected to {tISam} when quoting the proverb? Or
should the proverb be quoted as written down?

Philip Newton <philip.newton at gmail.com>

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