[tlhIngan Hol] Cataloging idioms

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri May 5 10:21:45 PDT 2017


FYI the Klingon wiki has a list of idioms: 

https://www.kli.org/wiki/idiom 

but it's not complete.  For exemple, it doesn't include {wa'maH wej} or {wa' wa' wa'} (which were new to me).

--Voragh


> -----Original Message-----
> From: SuStel
> Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 11:21 AM
> 
> Found a few more:
> 
> 'IwwIj jeD law' 'IwlIj jeD puS I am much stronger than you (PK)
> 
> jISum I am in touch with my inner self (a philosophical statement) (HolQeD
> 7:4)
> 
> Soj matter, concern, affair (HolQeD 12:3, but maybe earlier?)
> 
> 
> On 5/5/2017 12:13 PM, SuStel wrote:
> Excellent! Thanks. These things are really hard to track down if you
> haven't been keeping up with them.
> 
> 	On 5/5/2017 11:55 AM, Felix Malmenbeck wrote:
> 
> 		narghpu' 'eb
> 		= "it's too late"
> 
> 		DoS chIl.
> 		= "digress"
> 
> 		SuD veqlargh mInDu'.
> 		= "Someone's jealous."
> 
> 		SenwI' rIlwI' je
> 		= "everybody, everything"
> 
> 		vaDjaj yaDDu'lIj!
> 		~ good fortune wishes
> 
> 		The article that introduces finger words is kind of a goldmine.
> 
> 		Not sure if <jIr!> ("Whoop-dee-doo!") would qualify as an
> idiom.
> 
> 
> 
> 		fre 5 maj 2017 kl. 17:47 skrev SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name
> <mailto:sustel at trimboli.name> >:
> 
> 
> 			I'm updating my personal dictionary and touching up the
> section for
> 			idioms, which I never gave the attention it needed. I'm
> wondering if
> 			I've got them all.
> 
> 			There are all the idioms in KGT, then there are the
> following from
> 			newsgroup posts/HolQeD articles:
> 
> 			'arlogh Qoylu'pu'
> 			pumDI'
> 			tIngvo' 'evDaq chanDaq
> 
> 			Are there any other known idioms I missed?
> 
> 
> 
> --
> SuStel
> http://trimboli.name


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