[tlhIngan Hol] With trembling hands they offered..

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Wed Jul 10 04:39:22 PDT 2019


You could use {SaD DIS poH}, which is an established way to say "millennium".

http://klingonska.org/canon/1999-09-holqed-08-3.txt    

I would add the law' after poH.

There is also precedent enumerating things using {SaD law'} + noun. From paq'batlh (with my own English translations, as I don't have the original handy):

SaD law' San chenmoH qeylIS
"Kahless shaped the fates of thousands"

tlheDDI' quvmoHmeH
    veng HeHDaq lutlha'
    SaD law' nuvpu'

"Thousands of people followed [Kahless] to the edge of the town to salute his departure."

    //loghaD
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On first glance, it’s like the difference between “many thousands of years ago” vs “many millennia ago”. Either works, though it’s probably more common to state a specific, inaccurate number than to state such a vague one.

We don’t say, “Lots of hundreds of throats can be cut by a running man,” after all.

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> On Jul 8, 2019, at 2:44 PM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> jIH:
> > SaD law'qu' DIS ret..
>
> On second thought, perhaps this would be better written as:
>
> {SaD DIS law'qu' ret..}, in order to express the intended meaning of "many thousands years ago".
>
> I don't know why, but placing the {law'qu'} after the {DIS} feels better.
>
> I will shut up now.
>
> ~ hkjgkjj
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