[tlhIngan Hol] difference between {ta'} and {voDleH}

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Wed Jul 3 04:07:01 PDT 2019


On Mon, Jul 1, 2019 at 10:44 AM mayqel qunen'oS
>  > I just *feel* as a more "formal" word the {voDleH} compared to the
> {ta'}, but of course this is just a "feeling".
I know it's based on nothing and just my feeling:

I think that due to its length, {voDleH} sounds a lot more "majestic",
more formal. The word {ta'} sounds like an everyday speech word, that is
problably used m ore often in daily speech.

All of this is just theory of course. I probably feel the same in
English, where "King" sounds less important to me than "The Emperor".

Since I liked the sound and the uniqueness of the word, I translated
"King" with {voDleH} in "The Little Prince".


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Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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