[tlhIngan Hol] Netflix Press Release words

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Mon Nov 20 03:29:09 PST 2017

Hello again,

here are the definitions and details for the words used in the Netflix 
Press Release:

For the archive: this is printed in qepHom 2017, page 12.
LLL: Is there a Klingon word to refer to a TV-show, and how would make a 
difference to a movie? Would {ghe'naQ much} be appropriate?

MO: I think I'd use much for "show" (or even "movie") rather than 
{ghe'naQ} (unless, of course, it really is an opera). I think {HaSta 
much} (or even {HaSta jIH much}) is fine for "TV show."

For "watch," {bej} is fine. Depending on the meaning of the full 
sentence, {jIH} might be okay also.

For "account," use {mab}. This means "treaty," but also "agreement, 

For "content," {lutmey} is okay.

A "series" can be called {lut mIr}.

For "offer, provide," Maltz revealed the word {peS} "supply, furnish, 
provide, dispense."

LLL: It can certainly take an object, I guess, the thing that is given. 
The question will be the use of the verb. Can the army supply their 
soldiers with weapons?

MO: Right.

LLL: "Dispense" sounds like "give away".

MO: "Dispense" here is in the sense of "hand out, give out, distribute." 
"Give away" means to give something to somebody for free, as a gift. 
{peS} does not necessarily mean that, though it could be used for that. 
It's not the same as {nob}.

LLL: Can a person stand in the street and {peS} food or papers to the 

MO: Yes.

LLL: Does Maltz "provide" us with words?

MO: No. If you said that sentence, it would imply that Maltz, for 
example, handed out little pieces of paper with words written on them. A 
verb to use for what Maltz does when he tells us words is {'otHa'} 
"disclose, divulge."  {'ot} means "withhold (information)".

LLL: I think you don't say {nupeS} "he provides us". Right?

MO: Right. Unless we are the things he is providing to someone. But of 
course {nupeS} is okay if you're using the prefix trick.

This information from #qepHom2017 will be added to the page "Message 
from Maltz" on qepHom.de later:

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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