[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mev

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Fri Aug 23 07:30:11 PDT 2019


> This was translated by Lieven. I believe the use of {mev} here is an error, and should've been {mevmoH}.

{mev} can take an object, so it works. {bIjatlh 'e' yImev} is in both TKD and PK.
{mev} also appears six times in paq'batlh, and takes {'e'} as an object each time.

There is also the sentence {not mev peghmey} from PK. It could be that this {mev} could be given an explicit object, such as {not {vIH/vI'/chuS/leng/bogh/vuQ} 'e' lumev peghmev}, or it could be that {mev} has a homonymous intransitive form that is similar to {Dor}.

//loghaD


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On Thu, 22 Aug 2019 at 15:20, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
I found one - and only one - example in the September 2017 "About Netflix" {NETFLIX DelwI'} announcement:

   reH muchmey chu'laH, mevlaH, 'ej chu'qa'laH lo'wI'.
   Members can play, pause and resume watching

BUT... did Okrand translate this or did Lieven?

This was translated by Lieven. I believe the use of {mev} here is an error, and should've been {mevmoH}. Actually, for "pause", I would've used {yev} ({yevmoH} for someone to pause something else).

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