[tlhIngan Hol] "rookie" vs "veteran"

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Thu Jul 12 23:42:42 PDT 2018

There is the expression «Dujmey law' chIjpu'.», from which you could get «Dujmey law' chIjpu'wI'». It is a bit cumbersome, though.

You might use an analogy suggesting that somebody has survived many scrapes:

«reghpu'wI'» - one who has bled

«taqwI'» - one who is scarred
«qab taq» - scarred face
«SanDIy law' bajta'wI'» - one who has earned many battle scars

«taghwI' taHwI' je» - a beginner and an endurer

I also kind of like the idea of calling somebody a «qutluch boch», but I think that'd be more to do with how active somebody is, rather than how much they've been through.

From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net>
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Subject: [tlhIngan Hol] "rookie" vs "veteran"

I am trying to find a pair of relatively simple words that I can use to label people as the equivalent of rookies (it's their first time experiencing something) or veterans (they've been through it before). I like {chu'wI'} "newcomer", but I can't decide what to use as its counterpart. Have any of you ever needed this kind of distinction, and if so, did you come up with anything satisfactory?

-- ghunchu'wI'
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