[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about to compare

David Holt kenjutsuka at live.com
Fri Feb 16 03:35:21 PST 2018

Is he saying {patlh} can also mean "compare" or {patlhmoH} can mean "compare"? The statement about "compare" comes right after {patlhmoH}, but it seems odd syntactically and it seems odd to say "of course, the object of the verb is plural."

However, I could easily see {patlh} with a plural subject to mean, "they compare".  Could you clarify?


From: Lieven L. Litaer
Sent: Tuesday, February 6, 8:10 AM
Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about to compare
To: tlhingan-hol at kli.org

This obviously didn't come through when I had first sent it. pIch vIghajbe'. --- Maltz has revealed some words which I don't want to keep secret from you any longer. I'm sending them in individual messages to keep the subject line separated. ---begin quote------------ Perhaps the verb {patlh} "be ranked, have a status, be graded" will work. The form {patlhmoH} would mean "rank, assign status, sort" and also "compare." When used with the "compare" meaning, of course, the object of the verb is always plural. The implication that if two (or more) things are ranked or sorted, they're ranked in comparison to one another. ---end quote------------ -- Lieven L. Litaer aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany" http://www.klingonisch.de http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/StarTrekDiscovery _______________________________________________ tlhIngan-Hol mailing list tlhIngan-Hol at lists.kli.org http://lists.kli.org/listinfo.cgi/tlhingan-hol-kli.org

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