[tlhIngan Hol] The "need to be willing" problem

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Wed Jan 23 04:52:27 PST 2019

Klingons don’t need to be willing to say that. You need to be willing to re-phrase everything, and leave it to context.

I try to avoid using -ghach, but this might be a good use for it:

potlh/'ut ghu'vam pojqangghachlIj - Your willingness to analyze of this situation is important/essential (depending on the severity of the “need” part)

> On Jan 23, 2019, at 02:56, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been wondering lately, how to express something like "you need to
> be willing to analyze this situation".
> Normally I would write {ghu'vam DapojnISqang}, but of course since
> {-nIS} and {-qang} can't co-exist, its out of the question.
> So, I thought of writing {ghu'vam DapojmeH yIpojqang} for "in order to
> analyze this situation, be willing to analyze it". Granted,
> meaning-wise, its not *exactly* the same as the intended "you need to
> be willing to analyze this situation", but I think its pretty close.
> Does anyone have a better idea ?
> And by saying "better" I mean truly better; I'm not asking for
> arguments "klingons wouldn't say that", or crap like "re-phrase
> everything, and leave it to context".
> If someone wants to go from new york to los angeles, he goes from new
> york to los angeles; perhaps he will stop somewhere in between, but he
> certainly won't go through china.
> ~ mayqel *I love maltz* qunen'oS
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