[tlhIngan Hol] double {-'e'}s in be sentences

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Fri Dec 13 06:22:42 PST 2019


While I don’t disagree with anything in this discussion, for myself, if I wanted to emphasize the Romulans, I’d just say {jaghpu’ chaH RomuluSnganpu’’e’}.

Why is, “As for the enemies, they are the ROMULANS,” preferable to “The Romulans are our enemies.” It’s more straightforward. Saying it the other way is kinda fancy-assed for Klingon. Language and culture are related.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.




> On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:53 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> This rings a bell, of something we'd discuss (quite) some time ago.
> 
> But I *still* can't understand, which rule prohibits us writing:
> 
> romuluSnganpu''e' chaH jaghpu''e'
> As for the enemies, they are the *romulans*
> 
> i.e. placing an emphatic {-'e'} on the first noun of a be sentence.
> 
> ~ mayqel qunen'oS
> reH tlhInganpu' taHjaj
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