[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about fear

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Mon Feb 5 11:54:39 PST 2018


Am 02.02.2018 um 15:40 schrieb Felix Malmenbeck:
> If one requires a noun to describe a fear, one could also combine -vIp and -ghach.

Of course I know many ways to talk around the idea. But if I'm 
translating a verse that talks about "fear" as if it were a person, a 
verb does not work. This situation is more poetic, like "Winter is 
knocking at te door". You can't go and say "it's cold outside and 
someone knocks at the door." :-/

Nevertheless, Okrand later added:

"Maltz knows the Federation Standard word "fear." He doesn't know a 
Klingon equivalent. It's one of those cases where one language has a 
word for something but another language doesn't.  That doesn't mean you 
can't talk about it or express the same idea — it's just that you do it 
a different way."



-- 
Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
http://www.klingonisch.de
http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/Maltz


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