[tlhIngan Hol] color entry at kli.org

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Sat Aug 31 04:49:59 PDT 2019


qalmuS ghajqu’a’ be’vam mInDu’? yIDel!

It might explain the Shakespeare sonnet going to such great lengths to compare the color of her eyes to descriptions of other eyes by other poets. 

This rule isn’t that difficult to work around. Just think of the word color as something referring to quantity instead of quality. It’s the richness of the hue without specification of which zone of the spectrum. 

You describe or compare to deal with spectrum. 

Sent from my iPhone. 
Will

> On Aug 31, 2019, at 6:51 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> So, I meet a friend of mine who says: "michael, I met a woman who has
> the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen".
> 
> And me, wanting to ask "seriously ? what color are they ?", I don't
> have a way to ask because "klingons don't have a word for color".
> 
> Or I can say something like "how are they dyed/stained/tinted" ?
> 
> But the jay' problem is, that I'm not asking if she wears make-up..
> 
> Now..
> 
> I can understand certain rules, which could be argued that they give
> character to the language. No {-Daq} on non-physical
> objects/locations, no type-7 after the {'e'} in a sao, no {-lu'} and
> {-laH} together.
> 
> And I can swallow these rules, because there are ways to work around them.
> 
> But it pisses me off, when:
> 
> A constructed language has achieved the incredibly difficult, which is
> "being able to understand each other while talking about almost
> everything", but at the same time tying our hands on things which
> should be straightforward and simple.
> 
> It's *exactly* like having a million dollar ferrari, which goes 0-100
> km in under 3'', is perfect in every way, but it doesn't have a
> reverse.
> 
> And when you complain about it, someone says "What's the problem ? Use
> a helicopter to pick it up, and put it into the parking spot".
> 
> I don't know what would be more irritating.. The lack of the reverse
> gear, the helicopter argument, or someone expecting you to actually
> believe it.
> 
> ~ cbcbbcbbb
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