[tlhIngan Hol] wa'DIch

André Müller esperantist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 07:08:16 PDT 2017

There are several possibilities, for which we also have canonical
sentences, {bI'reS} and also {wa'DIch} used as time stamps:

{bI'reS} 'beginning, prologue, first, initially, after' (used also as a
time stamp at the beginning of the sentence)

1) bI'reS qeylIS vaq molor.
«First, Molor taunts Kahless.»

2) may' bI'reS bejtaHvIS mon.
«First, he watches the battle smiling.»

3) tera' DIS wa' Hut vagh Hut, bI'reS puv 'amerI'qa' 'ev chan 'ev X-wa'maH
vagh. muDDaq neH muD Dujmey vorgh lu'orlu', 'ach loghDaq puvlaH Dujmey
'orbogh nuv 'e' 'agh X-wa'maH vagh.
«The North American X-15, initially flown in 1959, bridged the gap between
piloted flight in the atmosphere and piloted space flight.»

{wa'DIch} 'first, original, at first'

4) wa'DIch nach 'ay'...
«First Nach, the form of the head, ...»

5) wa'DIch Hegh moratlh.
«First, Morath fell.»

So it seems, both are fine. I also do not see a semantic difference between

Also consider {-pa'} 'before', which you could use for English "first",
e.g. "If we want to open this door, we first need a key." --> "Before we
open this door, we require its key."

Greetings from Zurich,
- André

2017-08-23 14:12 GMT+02:00 mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com>:

> Often, I come across the need to express the context of "first/at
> first/initially etc". As in "first, I want you to know.."
> Can this meaning be expressed by the use of {wa'DIch} ? I think I had read
> somewhere in the klingon language wiki, that this could indeed be done, but
> I don't remember the exact link of the page where I read it, so I can't be
> certain.
> qunnoq
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