[tlhIngan Hol] New Words and Grammar Points from qep'a' cha'maH javDIch

MorphemeAddict lytlesw at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 23:13:27 PDT 2019


More generously, perhaps Maltz isn't lying but just made a mistake earlier.
Most people aren't aware of the intricacies of their language, and maybe he
was making the best guess he could at the time.

lay'tel SIvten

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 5:33 PM DloraH <seruq at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:30:45 +0200
> "De'vID" <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 at 15:33, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > majQa'Qa'! mu' qengHoD law' wIHevpu'!
> > >
> > > DISvam law' mu' qIDmey QaQ.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:30 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> * If {qalmuS} means "color", how is this reconciled with the note
> > >> on KGT p.81 that Klingons have no noun for "color"?
> > >>
> > >
> > > Maybe it's reserved for scientific usage, not art. Or perhaps it
> > > only started to be used in the past twenty years since KGT came out.
> > >
> >
> > It's obviously a reference to Natalie and Herbert Kalmus. Maybe it's
> > only used for colour in motion pictures.
> >
> > Here's the relevant contradiction from KGT:
> >
> > --- begin quote KGT p.81 ---
> > Compared to Federation Standard, Klingon terminology associated with
> > colors is rather limited. First of all, there is no noun meaning
> > "color". There is, however, a verb, {nguv}, which means something
> > like "be dyed, stained, tinted," though it is seldom used except in
> > the phrase {chay' nguv} ("How is [it] tinted?") or when suffixed with
> > {-moH} ("cause") in the form {nguvmoH} ("dye, tint, stain"; that is,
> > "cause to be dyed," etc.) -- for example, {ret'aq nguvmoH} ("He/she
> > stains the knife handle"). --- end quote ---
> >
>
> Or, we caught Maltz lying.  He is a prisoner, after all.
> How much of the language is Maltz lying about?
>
>
> - DloraH
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