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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 04:44:40 PDT 2019


On Wed, 3 Jul 2019 at 13:36, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 03.07.2019 um 13:32 schrieb De'vID:
> > But a king and an emperor are actually different things. The reason
> > "king" sounds less important than "emperor" is because it is.
>
> I know that. As I wrote, this was just my personal feeling, and it's
> only based on the sound.


Oh, when you wrote "sounds less important" you *literally* meant "*sounds*
less important".


> I only said that it feels to me that a three
> syllbale word sounds more important than a one syllable word.
>
> Okay, my "boss" would tell the "ja-ni-tor" a different story! *haha*
>

I guess that, to someone who doesn't know their meaning, "Lieutenant
Commander" might *sound* a lot more impressive than "Captain". Obviously
there are many counterexamples to "the more syllables the better".

Fortunately, all nine ranks of officers in Klingon are monosyllabic.

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De'vID
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