[tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Mar 23 06:26:19 PDT 2017


There's no punctuation in the Klingon, but it does show up in the English translation:

mob qeylIS
   ngeng HeHDaq yIt
  SanDaj buS vaj 'It

qul ngeng HeHDaq
   ba'taHvIS qeylIS
  ghoS SuvwI' qan
And Kahless was alone
   Walking along the shore,
  His fate heavy on his shoulders.

Kahless sits at the shores
   Of the lake of fire
   As an old warrior passes by.

--Voragh

On Behalf Of Felix Malmenbeck


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>> mob qeylIS ngeng HeHDaq yIt
>> And Kahless was alone walking along the shore (PB)



> Should this be {mob ngeng HeHDaq yIt qeylIS} ?



The full stanza is:



mob qeylIS

ngeng HeHDaq yIt

SanDaj buS vaj 'It



The text of paq'batlh is mostly devoid of punctuation, but given both the grammar and the line breaks, it's probably safe to assume that the Klingon text of the first two lines could be divided as: {mob qeylIS. ngeng HeHDaq yIt. SanDaj buS, vaj 'It.}

A more literal translation of the Klingon text would probably be "Kahless was alone. He walked by the lake's shore."



You could also have {mob. ngeng HeHDaq yIt qeylIS.} ("He was alone. Kahless walked by the lake's shore.")

However, I think that's a bit less clear; Morath is also involved in this canto, so it's a good idea to clarify that you're talking about Kahless sooner rather than later.



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Should this be {mob ngeng HeHDaq yIt qeylIS} ?

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>From : sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>
Date : 22/03/2017 - 17:22 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at kli.org<mailto:tlhingan-hol at kli.org>
Subject : Re: [tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!
shore (lake) :
mob qeylIS ngeng HeHDaq yIt
And Kahless was alone walking along the shore (PB)

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