[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rap

kechpaja kechpaja at comcast.net
Wed May 24 13:22:36 PDT 2017


On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 01:56:24PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Voragh wrote:
> >> pIm 	be the same (v)
>  
> Darn editor!  That should of course be:
> 
> rap 		be the same (v)
> pIm 		be different (v)
> 
> SapIr:
> > muj mu'tlheghvam. {to be the same} 'oH {rap}'e'. {rap} ghol 'oH {pIm}'e'.
> > (Do we have a word for "opposite" yet? I don't think it's in my TKD)
> 
> AFAIK no, though I like your figurative use of {ghol} "opponent, adversary".  Tor the quality perhaps {pImqu'} "be very different" or even *{nIbHa'} "be un-identical".  

{nIbHa'} sounds like a good choice to me, or perhaps {rapHa'}. {pImqu'}
doesn't work for me, since opposites often *aren't* actually all that
different from one another, except for the one attribute in which they
are, well, opposite. 

 - SapIr


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