[tlhIngan Hol] Words from The Little Prince

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Sat Sep 1 01:27:02 PDT 2018

Am 01.09.2018 um 07:42 schrieb De'vID:
> What do you mean "source" is not part of the definition? (Is this a 
> comment about the German word "Quelle"?)

If you walk through the forest, and there's water coming out of the 
rocks, that is NOT a Daqrab. His comment was to mark the difference, 
showing that a {Daqrab} is not a natural thing.

> I'm having trouble translating {Hoghjaj} and {jarjaj} now

I also had problems translating that to German as well. The German word 
for "anniversary" is "Jahrestag" already (year-day), so the 
week-anniversary would be "week-year-day" which makes no sense at all.

>     that. A male sheep, that is, a ram, is called DI'raq loD. It's two
>     words. Kin terms (like puqloD and lorloD) are set terms, regular
> qItbe'!

There's again the situation where Okrand made a small mistake. So here 
we must just say that language is natural, it's not math :-)
(Or Maltz needs to correct one of both.)

>     SaHa'ra' – Sahara (Earth desert). In Arabic, the sahara desert is

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

Good question. But I think it's included. Just as in Earth languages: 
Whe you speak about "the Sahara", poeple know it's the desert. And you 
can also say "the sahara desert" (can't you?). Adding {Deb} does not 
sound wrong, but it's a bit like {tera' yuQ} "planet Earth".

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

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