[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: rItlh naQ

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed May 10 13:34:44 PDT 2017

On 5/10/2017 4:31 PM, SuStel wrote:
> On 5/10/2017 4:08 PM, kechpaja wrote:
>> On Wed, May 10, 2017 at 03:30:57PM +0000, Steven Boozer wrote:
>>> nguv 			be dyed/stained/tinted (v)
>> Is there a defined way to say "to be dyed {color}" other than {nguv 'oH.
>> Doq.} or something similar with an explicit conjunction?
>> There's a part of me that wants to say {DoqmoHlu'}, but I've never seen
>> that in use, even in a non-canon context.
> *DoqmoHlu'*/it is made red/orange./ This doesn't explicitly say that 
> dye or staining was involved; it could just as easily apply to a pale 
> person getting a sunburn.
> On the other hand, there's no reason you can say it in two sentences. 
> Klingon does that a lot. *'oH nguvlu'pu'; Doq*/It has been tinted 
> red/orange/ (literally, /it has been dyed/stained/tinted; it is 
> red/orange/).

Sorry, I should have said *nguv 'oH; Doq*/it is stained red/orange./ I 
always forget *nguv* is /be dyed/ and not /dye (something)./


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