[tlhIngan Hol] Two negations

kechpaja kechpaja at comcast.net
Mon Jan 1 11:00:11 PST 2018

DIvI' Hol wIlo'taHvIS rut neH teH 'oH. {I didn't do nothing} jatlh 'op
nuv. 'ach DIvI' Hol Segh Daghojbogh Dalo'taHvIS, teH 'oH. 

 - SapIr

On Mon, Jan 01, 2018 at 02:46:02PM +0200, mayqel qunenoS wrote:
> I just realized something..
> In english you say "I didn't do anything"
> In greek we say "I didn't do nothing"
> In english you say "I don't know anything"
> In greek we say "I don't know nothing"
> In english you say "I don't go anywhere"
> In greek we say "I don't go nowhere"
> I'm certain that you, being native english speakers, find the above greek
> phrases strange/wrong.
> On the other hand, I, being greek, find the english phrases strange/wrong.
> maj.
> The question is, why should I -in klingon-, write {vay' vIqaSmoHbe'}
> instead of {pagh vIqaSmoHbe'} ? Why should I write {vay' vISovbe'} instead
> of {pagh vISovbe'} ? Why {vogh vIjaHbe'} instead of {pagh Daq vIjaHbe'} ?
> Why should I follow the english way of expressing the above, instead of the
> greek ?
> ~ nI'ghma

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