[tlhIngan Hol] KLBC - How to say "I like to do/doing something
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Wed Feb 15 00:35:52 PST 2017
>From : Christoph.PICHLMANN at agrana.com
Date : 15/02/2017 - 06:41 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at lists.kli.org
Subject : Re: [tlhIngan Hol] KLBC - How to say "I like to do/doing something
That reminded me of something a character in the Discworld novels said - I've tried to translate it, but I don' think I really succeeded.
Here's my attempt:
*pab chut* bIHmeH Dachovchu' DabIvpa'.
The (paraphrased) quote from Prattchet: "Rules are there so you think before you break them."
That analyses out as:-
pab may mean:-
chut may mean:-
bIHmeH may mean:-
- P:they_nonsentient VS9:for_purpose
Dachovchu' may mean:-
- PP:you_sg/[he|it|them] V:[assess|evaluate]* VS6:[clearly|perfectly]
DabIvpa' may mean:-
- PP:you_sg/[he|it|them] V:break_rules VS9:before
"For the purpose of [letting] grammar rules exist, you perfectly assess them before you break them."
"In order for grammar rules to exist, you perfectly assess them before you break them."
I am tempted to try:-
pab chut Dachovchu'meH DabIvpa', pab chut bIHtaH.
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