[tlhIngan Hol] Words from The Little Prince

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Sat Sep 1 05:50:32 PDT 2018


>  > Would a Klingon say {SaHa'ra'} or {SaHa'ra' Deb}?
>  > That is, is the "desert" idea implicit in the name?

Am 01.09.2018 um 11:34 schrieb Felix Malmenbeck:
> Well, Terran country names seem to stand on their own, and based on the 
> gloss I would expect the same here, but I suspect that it may depend on 
> the speaker's familiarity with the place, or the listener's anticipated 
> familiarity.

Yes, that's true. It's like we talk about the "Krotmag region" and so on 
we do so to clarify that it's a region for those who don't know that.

A terran without sufficient education would not know what "Sahara" means 
either, so a geography teacher would also say "This is the desert called 
Sahara".

(as a sidenote, Sahara is arabic for desert, but that's now going too 
far :-) )

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