[tlhIngan Hol] Does {vabDot} always require a verb ?

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Nov 23 10:31:10 PST 2018

Am 23.11.2018 um 19:11 schrieb mayqel qunenoS:
> Or (may qeylIS forgive me..), because that's how it's usually done in 
> greek/english..

hahahaha - this just is not English!

So first, repetition is usual in Klingon and not a problem of bad style.

Second, if you go deeper into grammar, an adverbial describes the way of 
an action, so you would nee a verb. As long as we have no counter 
example that tells us we can use vabDot like neH, I would avoid using it 
standing alone.

Besides, I think that grammtically spoken, it's weird in English as 
well. So while speaking, I may even understand what you say, but in a 
written book, I'd avoid it.

Think of vabDot more than just "even" or "also". A phrase would also 
look weird in English if you say "Everyone can learn Klingon, 
furthermore you." Don't you think so?

PS: use {je}.

Oh - and by the way, I think your suggestion sounds ambiguous:

A - yaS lumojlaH Hoch, vabDot DI'raqwIj
B - vabDot DI'raqlIj lumojlaH'a'?

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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