[tlhIngan Hol] veb and vorgh canon examples

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 08:56:56 PDT 2017

bIlugh nIqolay Q.

However, there is a reason which led to this thread in the first place.

In the past, when I was writing in klingon, I used to do something like

{ghu' veb vIQIjmeH QInvam vIghItlh}
In order to explain the next situation, I'm writing this message.

And by saying "next situation", I meant the situation which I was about to
explain in the next paragraph.

Until one day ghunchu'wI' wrote, that both {veb} and {vorgh} are meant to
be used only with regards to items which exist in a row/list/succession.
So, without a "previous situation", I can't write "next situation".

Because of this reason, I wanted to read the canon examples, in order to
confirm this.


On Aug 25, 2017 6:42 PM, "nIqolay Q" <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 10:58 AM, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> After a while, you'll start to get a feel for which sources have canon
>> for which words, and also get a feel for which words don't have canon
>> associated with them.
> As an addendum, eventually you'll get a feel for which words don't really
> need you to look up the canon in the first place. {veb} and {vorgh}, for
> instance, are relatively mundane stative verbs with simple English glosses.
> Even if they did have canon sentences, those canon sentences are probably
> going to look just like you expect.
> Also, it's important not to worry too much about canon. I don't mean you
> should ignore grammar and use words however you want and the like. It's
> important to know the rules. But many words have never been used in a
> sentence, or have never had their precise meanings elaborated on, or are
> only known from an ambiguous gloss in TKD, or have been used
> inconsistently. You will eventually encounter areas of vocabulary and
> syntax where the old pros and canon knowers don't know anything more than
> you or I do. If you obsess over making sure everything is 100% perfectly
> canonical, you're just going to burn yourself out when you try to handle
> the things we don't know precisely. In the end, sometimes you just have to
> take a guess on a word. The worst thing that can happen is a couple dozen
> strangers on the Internet think you goofed up.
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