[tlhIngan Hol] the different meanings of {qeq}

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 03:29:06 PDT 2019


On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 at 18:17, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> The verb {qeq} is given as "practice, train, prepare".
>
> If I say {moQbara' vIqeq}, then what does it mean ?
>
> "I practice mok'bara" as in "I practice karate" (that is "I know how
> it's done") ?
>
> "I practice mok'bara" as in "I'm training so that I'll become better" ?
>
> "I train mok'bara" as in "I grabbed the mok'bara and I caused it to train"
> ?
>
> "I prepare mok'bara" as in "I grabbed the mok'bara and I'm getting it
> ready for something" ?
>

Consider that the noun {qeq} means "drill (military)".

(Also, I once heard a theory that the insult {taHqeq} originates from
{[yI]qeqtaH} in {no' Hol}, i.e., you're insulting your enemy by saying that
they'll have to train a lot more before they can best you.)

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De'vID
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