[tlhIngan Hol] Beginner question: Imperatives directed at first person plural

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Sat Feb 10 10:07:49 PST 2018


Okay, thanks. So prefacing a statement (e.g., {tlhIngan wo' wIDunqa’moH}) with {Ha'} makes it a call to action? If I want to rally tlhIngan SuvwIpu' (among which the speaker is included) to restore greatness to the empire, would {Ha', tlhIngan wo' wIDunqa'moH.} be appropriate, or is there something more grammatically/lexically/idiomatically correct? (I limited the punctuation to comma and full stop because pIqaD seems to lack any other known punctuation symbols.)

> On Feb 10, 2018, at 10:38, Felix Malmenbeck <felixm at kth.se> wrote:
> 
> You can use the exclamation «Ha'!» ("Let's go!") along with a statement.
> In Power Klingon, for example, there is the sentence «Ha'! DaH matlhutlh.», which is translated as "Let's go get a drink."
> 
> //loghaD
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> When listing the imperative verbal prefixes for the singular and plural second person, TKD mentions that imperative prefixes are not used to express e.g. “let’s go”, but does not offer any guidance on how to command a first person plural group to do something. Is there any canon guidance or non-canon consensus on this?
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