[tlhIngan Hol] Proper use of adverbial {je}

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 15 10:25:13 PDT 2017

On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 12:43 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> Give them to me in context and I'll give you even more possibilities. Give
> me a passage you consider plodding and we'll come up with something better.
> On 8/15/2017 12:25 PM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> Because you owe it to the reader, to present to him a passage, which
> doesn't make him tired with the same repetitions over and over.
> Who would like to read something like: {yadda yadda 'ej yadda. yadda 'ej.
> yadda yadda 'ej. yadda 'ej yadda yadda. 'ej yadda}. ?
> You're looking for synonyms. *je* is not a synonym for *'ej.* Don't abuse
> the grammar in the search of novelty of expression. No me talk funny need
> for to be interesting.
> *Su'IH 'ej Suwoch Su'IH; Suwoch *
> *'IHwI' tlhIH 'ej wochwI' tlhIH 'IHwI' wochwI' je tlhIH*

In addition to this, it also seems like you're trying to remove redundancy
where it wouldn't be a problem. Readers tend to not pay much attention to
basic function words in the language. They read them, get the meaning, and
then let the memory drift away. {'ej} is a common, basic conjunction.
Seeing it many times in a short passage is probably not going to stick in
the mind of a Klingon reader as "redundant", because they would see it all
the time. (Complex thoughts tend to be expressed in multiple sentences in
Klingon, so it's possible voracious Klingon readers are more used to
sentences that use {'ej} a lot than English readers would be to sentences
that use "and" a lot.)
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