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

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Sun Sep 2 09:24:10 PDT 2018

Am 02.09.2018 um 17:00 schrieb De'vID:
> The painting-{DIj} is clearly the same verb as the bat'leth-{DIj}. What 
> would you {DIj} with a bat'leth? Presumably the opponent's sword.

Maybe yes, maybe  no. It's certainly an interesting discussion. KGT only 
says that "To slide the blade of one’s <bat’leth> along the blade of the 
opponent’s weapon is {DIj}."

So -- just like with all the other sword words -- it's not clear what 
the object is. Do I say {betleH vIDIj} or {jIDIjmeH betleH vIlo'}?

When you rotate the beleH, then it's {jIrmoH}, so here it's clear that 
the bat'leth is the object of the verb, but this does not say anything 
about the other verbs. [note to Voragh: do we have any examples for hte 
sword action verbs?]

> that case, I'd think the object of painting-{DIj} is the surface you're 
> scraping your pigment stick on

I liked the comparison to the word ghItlh that does not write the paper, 
it writes the words. It's still possble there's a specific word for 
"make a drawing." -- We'll see.

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

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