[tlhIngan Hol] HolQeD V6-N1

Aurélie Demonchaux demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 07:40:23 PST 2018


 @De'vID:


> I guess you meant "the enemy".


bIlugh - HIvqa' veqlargh !


(*) jolvoy' tI' jonwI' 'e' vIbejtaHvIS HIv jagh
>

> The above translation would be perfect except for the fact that the -taH
> suffix is both forbidden (because it comes after the 'e') and required
> before -vIS.
>

{jolvoy' tI'taHvIS jonwI' 'e' vIbej, HIv jagh}?


I am not sure that we can have -taHvIS like this on its own in a
sentence-as-object structure - I don't recall seeing it elsewhere in any
case.


@SuStel:

What Krankor sees as an unforgivable problem with Klingon, I see as a
> "that's just the way it is" issue.
>
> *jolvoy' tI'taH jonwI'. vIbejtaHvIS HIv jagh.*There is absolutely no
> reason why all this has to be a single sentence in Klingon. Klingon thrives
> on multiple, short sentences being joined contextually.


Ah I hadn't considered splitting the whole sentence entirely, but you're
right, it does make sense in Klingon and seems natural. qatlho'! :)



2018-01-29 10:10 GMT+01:00 De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>:

>
>
> On 28 January 2018 at 20:37, demonchaux.aurelie <
> demonchaux.aurelie at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi all, Savan ! :)
>>
>> While reading Captain Krankor's contribution in HolQeD Vol 6, Number 1, I
>> wondered if there was any other way to solve the problem he raised.
>>
>> Basically the issue was that the rule banning aspect suffixes after the
>> 'e' in a sentence-as-object structure was making it impossible to translate
>> a seemingly simple sentence:
>>
>> The engineer attacked while I was watching the engineer fix the
>> transporter ionizer unit.
>>
>>
> I guess you meant "the enemy".
>
>
>> (*) jolvoy' tI' jonwI' 'e' vIbejtaHvIS HIv jagh
>>
>> The above translation would be perfect except for the fact that the -taH
>> suffix is both forbidden (because it comes after the 'e') and required
>> before -vIS.
>>
>
> {jolvoy' tI'taHvIS jonwI' 'e' vIbej, HIv jagh}?
>
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> De'vID
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