[tlhIngan Hol] New words from qep'a' cha'maH vaghDIch

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 08:37:39 PDT 2018


On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 9:13 AM, Rhona Fenwick <qeslagh at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Some excellent and interesting new words in the list. I'm only sorry I
> couldn't have been at qep'a' and joined in the excitement of the first
> receipt of them.
>
>
> Regarding *'ay* "to float in or on a liquid", I presume that's supposed
> to be distinct from *'al* "to float in or on air"? Even if so, the
> similarity does suggest some kind of etymological relationship might be
> intended, which is intriguing in itself.
>

​On a similar note: *ya'rIS* "echo" is apparently a pun on Toyota car
models, but the fact that it contains *rIS* "emit sound" hints at some
in-character etymological connection.​ There's also the similarity of *voQ*
"choke" and *vIQ* "smother, suffocate", which was probably intentional.
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