[tlhIngan Hol] mu' chu' chabal tetlh!

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Sat Mar 25 00:54:39 PDT 2017


Am 25.03.2017 um 07:50 schrieb Anthony Appleyard:
> (1) We need an adjective comparative, to add to an adjectival verb (e.g. {pI'} = "he is fat" :: {Y pI'X} = "he is fatter than Y"), easier to use than the law' / puS construction.
> (2) We need an generalized adverbial for adjectival verbs (e.g. {QIp} = "he is stupid" :: {QIpZ} = "stupidly")
> Or both together, e.g. {Y qIpZX} = "more stupidly than Y".

I doubt that you will receive a satisfying answer to this from Maltz, 
since these are concepts that already exist you are asking for.

You ask for a solution "easier to use than the law' / puS construction."

Well, sorry, but that's the way Klingon works. Deal with it.

And a suffix to adverbialize verbs seems to me like you wish to englify 
the language. Klingon is not a code. From what we have seen, Klingon 
seems not to need adverbials based on verbs. For instance, see the 
phrase from ST5: {ghoSmeH yIpegh.} This could be translated as "secretly 
Otther adverbials we know that are based on verbs in english are their 
own words in Klingon ("slowly"), and sometimes there even is no verb if 
there is an adverb (there is no verb "be fast").

I think the wollofing is a good and understabndalbe translation for "The 
tragh stupidly attacked the tree"
{QIpba' targhvetlh, Sor SuvDI'}
{QIpwI' Da targh Sor SuvDI'}

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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