[tlhIngan Hol] [The Little Prince] Is {DI'raq} "sheep" new canon?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 15:13:04 PDT 2018

On Sat, 1 Sep 2018 at 15:01, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> The prince was asking for a sheep. The used word "sheep" (french
> "mouton") does not imply any gender. When the pilot drew one with horns,

I was a bit surprised to see {DIj} used with the object being a thing whose
representation was to be drawn on paper.

When I heard {DI'raq yIDIj}, I thought the prince was asking the pilot to
apply paint to a sheep. Actually, wouldn't the object of {DIj} be a pigment
stick, i.e., the command ought to have been something like {DI'raq
DachenmoHmeH rItlh naQ yIDIj}? That can probably be shortened to {DI'raq
yIchenmoH! yIDIj!} and finally just {DI'raq yIDIj!} so it's probably fine.

Did Marc Okrand say anything about the (usual) object of {DIj}?

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