[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about fear

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Fri Feb 2 06:40:02 PST 2018

If one requires a noun to describe a fear, one could also combine -vIp and -ghach.

= fear of swimming

= fear of flying

= fear of dying

= 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.

To express fear of a certain object or animal of the like, one could use a verb like {bam}, {DIgh}, {ta'} or the like, or something more specific.

{mIl'oD bamvIpghach}
= fear of facing sabre-bears

{nentay DIghvIpghach}
= fear of undertaking the Rite of Ascension

{qagh SopvIpghach}
= fear of eating gagh


From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 10:43
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about fear

For the little verse I posted before this message, I asked Marc Okrand
if there is a noun for "fear". As expected, he definitely confirmed
there is not, because Maltz is a tough guy who does not know fear. Of
course he is. :-)

He also provided some nice way to translate the phrases. These are
always nice to have as additional canon examples.

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Maltz says he knows no word for "fear."  Maltz is one tough dude.

He thinks using {ghIj} can work, however.

"You will encounter fear tomorrow" might be {wa'leS DughIj vay'} or
{wa'leS DaghIjlu'} ("Tomorrow somebody will scare you," "Tomorrow you'll
be scared")

"How do I recognize fear?" might be something like {vIghIjlu' chay' 'e'
vISov?}  ("How do/will I know that I'm scared?")

"fear speaks very loud" can be recast using similar but different imagery:

{DaghIjlu'chugh bItIwqu'} "If you're scared, you'll react really

{DaghIjlu' 'e' DabuSHa'laHbe'} "You can't ignore that you're scared"

{DaghIjlu'chugh chuSqu' QIn} "If you're scared, the message is really
noisy" (or {DaghIjlu'DI'…} "When you're scared…")

{DaghIjlu'chugh jachqu' maQ} "If you're scared, the sign/omen yells
(loudly)" (or {DaghIjlu'DI'…} "When you're scared…")

{DaghIjlu'chugh ghumqu'lu'} "If you're scared, the alarm is really
sounded" (or {DaghIjlu'DI'…} "When you're scared…")
             or {…ghumlu'bej} "…the alarm is certainly sounded"
             or {…ghumlu'chu'} "…the alarm is sounded perfectly"

These are only ideas; there are certainly other ways to do this.

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Okrand added that if you find something absolutely wrong, don't accept
it as a new rule. Typos are always possible.

Lieven L. Litaer
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