[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: taqmoH

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Nov 9 11:35:32 PST 2017

nIqolay Q:
> maghoHmeH !

hahaha ! DuHvam vIqelbe' !

~ nIghma'

On Nov 9, 2017 9:30 PM, "nIqolay Q" <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 1:18 PM, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>> naDev vIpawta'DI', 'ej tlhIngan Hol vIghojchoH, jIHvaD jatlh nuv law':
>> mayqel, tlhIngan Hol DaghItlhtaHvIS, napnIS mu'meylIj mu'tlheghmeylIj je.
>> napbe' {Du'arghHa'moH}; {DuDubmoH} nap law' {Du'arghHa'moH} nap puS.
>> meqvammo' nIvbej {DuDubmoH}.
> Simplicity is a virtue, but it's not the only one. *DuDub mIvwa'* and *Du'arghHa'moH
> mIvwa'* have roughly similar meanings, but they potentially have
> different connotations because of their different root verbs. The former
> focuses on the idea that L'rell's appearance has gotten better, while the
> latter emphasizes that her appearance used to be worse. Since Qov
> presumably knows that the word *Dub* exists, I assume she chose
> *'arghHa'moH* deliberately for this disparaging connotation. (I haven't
> seen the episode in question, but Memory Alpha tells me that Kol and L'rell
> don't get along real well.)
> Also, I'm not sure that a Klingon would necessarily consider
> *Du'arghHa'moH* to be substantially more complex than *DuDub*, since
> they're well-accustomed to verbs with multiple suffixes.
> I suppose I could write the above in english, but if we don't write
>> klingon, then what are we here for ?
> *maghoHmeH!*
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