[tlhIngan Hol] Who does {-oy} show endearment to

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Aug 17 08:28:54 PDT 2017

On 8/17/2017 11:11 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> SuStel:
> > An exception—at least in English—would be if person A
> > used an endearment of person B while talking to person C;
> > person C would be justified in repeating the endearment, as > it is in the 
> context of being what person A would say.
> > A: *choHIvchugh vavoywI' vIja'!*
> > C: *vavoylI' Daja'chugh qaHIvqa'.*
> *
> *
> However the question remains..
> A uses an endearment of person B while talking to person C; person C 
> repeats the endearment.
> Is there a possibility that person C, in his effort to recreate what 
> person A would say, is actually showing endearment too toward person B 
> ? Perhaps even if he doesn't want to ?
> Of course, in the above "if you attack me" example, context makes it 
> difficult for person C to be actually showing endearment himself 
> toward the father of A.
> But what if we didn't have a "negative" example ? What if instead of 
> the {choHIvchugh} we had {choQaHchugh} ? Couldn't it here be possible 
> of an endearment being expressed from C, toward the "daddy" of A ?

Dunno. I was illustrating an exception that occurs in English, but we 
don't know if it happens in Klingon.


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