[tlhIngan Hol] The meaning of {ngoy'}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Jul 6 06:31:11 PDT 2017

On 7/6/2017 9:20 AM, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> There is the canon example which says that "the family of a klingon 
> warrior is responsible..".
> However I was wondering whether it could have the additional positive 
> meaning of {reH vum yaSvetlh. ngoy'qu'} for "That officer is always 
> working. He is very responsible".
> Or maybe even the additional negative meaning of {reH Qong yaSvetlh. 
> ngoy'Ha'} for "That officer is always sleeping. He is irresponsible".

You're asking about the different senses of the English word 
/responsible./ The canonical example means /accountable;/ another sense 
means /dependable./ The question is, does *ngoy'* mean both of those?

The answer is, we don't know. We only know of the /accountable/ meaning 
for sure. There has been no example of the /dependable/ meaning, and no 
further explanation of the Klingon word.


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