[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about to compare

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Tue Feb 6 23:08:47 PST 2018

On 2/6/2018 3:31 PM, kechpaja wrote:
>> This, of course, immediately brings up a different question: if a
>> teacher is grading exams, at first glance it seems that this verb would
>> be appropriate. However, what happens if there's only one exam to be
>> graded? Do {patlh} and {patlhmoH} imply "be ranked/have a status/be
>> graded*with respect to other items/people*", or can they refer to a
>> rank or status that exists on its own?

Am 06.02.2018 um 21:44 schrieb SuStel:
> You're still giving it a rank according to an external measure. If I get 
> a D, it means I'm ranked poorly compared to /hypothetical/ other students.

Right. I asked Marc about that, and this is what he answered:

 > What about "she has been ranked lieutenant"? Does it work like {pong}?
 > {ghaHvaD Sogh patlhlu'}

For this, use the noun {patlh}:  {Sogh 'oH patlhDaj'e'}

 > going from this, I see that {patlhmoH} could be used for a captain to 
grade/promote a person {wo'rIv patlhmoH HoD}. Make sense?

The sentence is fine.  It means something like "The captain ranked 
Worf," that is, the captain made a judgment about how well Worf was 
doing or how valuable Worf was compared to someone else or to a group 
(or, I suppose, "The captain graded Worf").

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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