[tlhIngan Hol] Relevance of language ability to third person singular pronouns

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Sat Sep 8 07:29:08 PDT 2018


Am 08.09.2018 um 06:47 schrieb De'vID:
> This doesn't directly answer your question, but in English, ships are 
> "she", while in Klingon, they're {'oH}.

The same things happens with animals. In English, dogs are usually 
referred to as "it" but when you know a dog personally, like a family 
member, people say she or he. In German it's different, since gender is 
part of words anyway. A dog is male until you find out it's female.

> announces something about atmospheric pressurisation to L'Rell, but it's 
> very brief and she does not refer to the device by a pronoun. But in any 
> case, the Klingon wasn't written by Okrand.)

True. It was translated by Robyn Stewart aka Qov.

episode DSC 1.04 "The Butcher's Knife cares not for the lamb's cry"
at 0:27 the device says {ngI'chu' muD} "Atmosphere pressurization complete."

BTW, the only person in the room is voq.

-- 
Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
http://www.klingonisch.de
http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/DSC104


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