[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about fear

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 06:56:09 PST 2018


On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:40 AM, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> wrote:

> If one requires a noun to describe a fear, one could also combine -vIp and
> -ghach.
>
> {QalvIpghach}
> = fear of swimming
>
> {puvvIpghach}
> = fear of flying
>
> {HeghvIpghach}
> = fear of dying
>
> {'eSvIpghach]
> = fear of being high up
>
> Perhaps you could throw in a -qu' or -chu' to make it a serious or
> paralyzing phobia? Or just slap on an -'a' after -ghach.
>

​Using {-chu'} seems like it would mean "fear of verbing
perfectly/clearly", rather than "perfect/clear fear of verbing":
{yajvIpchu'ghach} "fear of perfect understanding" (e.g. an "ignorance is
bliss" mentality, or a mindset you might encounter in a Cthulhu Mythos
story)
{Hay'vIpchu'ghach} "fear of dueling to the death"
Or perhaps even {muchvIpchu'be'ghach} "stage fright, stage anxiety, fear of
screwing up during a performance"
Then again, we know the verbal suffixes don't always apply in the order
they appear in.
​
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