[tlhIngan Hol] How to say "I want to be good at Klingon" ?

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Sun Aug 27 01:16:29 PDT 2017

A < bopwI’ > would be a topic, the way I see it.

It may be a word that has to be used always with something else, similar to
"-monger" in English. It means "someone who trades in / who peddles", but
you never use "monger" on its own, it doesn't make sense because you always
need to specify what is being peddled, so you get "fishmonger",

Similarly with < bopwI' >, it's "something which concerns/is about", so
you'd always need to specify "what" it is about, by putting a noun before <
bopwI' >.

thus you'd get < QeD bopwI’ > for "science topic" for instance.

At least that's my theory on how it works, who knows what matlh would have
to say about this ? :)

2017-08-26 22:30 GMT+02:00 Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>:

> On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 10:21 AM, Aurélie Demonchaux <
> demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com> wrote:
>> ​5/ ​<
>> tlhIngan Hol bopwI’vaD jIpo’ vIneH
>> ​ >​
> You said something really interesting there, Aurélie. What's a {bopwI'},
> I wonder? A pertainer? (Definitely not a good English word!)
> I can't quite wrap my brain around it, but I think it's my own fault, not
> that {bopwI'} is nonsense. mujangmeH chaq jatlh tlhIngan <bopbogh vay' neH
> 'oHbej bopwI''e'>
> ~mIp'av
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