[tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about to compare

Ed Bailey bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 07:31:49 PST 2018

Actually, Jeremy, I think you were on to something. {patlh} with a plural
subject merely means "they are ranked," but adding {jaSHa'} you get "they
are ranked similarly." Given the right context this might also be
translated "they compare" or "they are comparable."
{jaS patlh} by the same token could be translated as "they are not
comparable." (I also just noticed that {jaS} or {jaSHa'} in these cases
could refer either to the outcome implied by {patlh} or the process of
becoming {patlh}.)


On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 7:21 AM, David Holt <kenjutsuka at live.com> wrote:

> DopDaq qul yIchenmoH QobDI' ghu'
> Yeah.  Never mind.  I had just woken up and I guess my brain wasn't
> working right.  It makes complete sense for the OBJECT of {patlhmoH} to be
> plural with the intent of comparing them.  But for some reason my brain
> read that the SUBJECTS were being compared and that didn't make any sense
> at all.  I'm a little more awake now and reading words correctly again.
> Jeremy
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> *Subject:* Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Maltz about to compare
> On 16 February 2018 at 12:35, David Holt <kenjutsuka at live.com> wrote:
> 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?
> It seems pretty clear that he's saying {patlhmoH} means "compare" with the
> things to be compared listed as the object.
> --
> De'vID
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