[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ghang

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Jan 16 12:30:08 PST 2019

Ending your view, yes, but I guess I don’t see the “premature” bit.  People have been aware of the horizon for countless eons so there’s nothing unexpected about it.  I do understand your argument – which may well be Okrand’s – although the alternative would be an infinite view into the distance.

I was wondering about *wI’.  We have seen Okrand use what appear to be suffixes as separate, unrelated words:  e.g. bej (cf. also in ngeHbej cosmos), pu’ phaser, wIj farm, etc.


From: tlhIngan-Hol [mailto:tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org] On Behalf Of De'vID
On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 16:26, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu<mailto:sboozer at uchicago.edu>> wrote:
N.B.  {ghangwI'} "horizon" (n) seems not to be related to {ghang} despite what appears to be the V9 nomen agentis suffix {-wI'}.  Could this be evidence of an unknown or obsolete homophonous verb?  Can anyone think of another example containing *{wI'} meaning something other than "one who is/does, thing which is/does" or "my (capable of using language)"?

What am I missing? It seems obvious to me that {ghangwI'} is exactly {ghang} + {-wI'}. The "horizon" is the thing which ends your view of the planet prematurely. Or do you mean that the examples listed in the word's definition of things which can be ended prematurely are all events, and not not spatial?

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