[tlhIngan Hol] Not just cool. Sub-zero rura-pente cool.

RE Andeen eric.andeen at outlook.com
Thu Jul 25 11:21:19 PDT 2019


<ghe'> is “be transformed, transmuted, metamorphosed, totally altered”
<ghe'moH> is “cause to be transformed, etc.”

tlhIngan Hol has no tense, so <maS Daghe'moH'a'> could mean any of the following:

Are you terraforming the moon?
Did you terraform the moon?
Will you terraform the moon?

The addition of a type-7 suffix can add additional clarity, though it is not required. For example:

<maS Daghe'moHlI''a'?> - Are you, in the time context of the sentence, in the process of terraforming the moon?
<maS Daghe'moHta''a'?> - Have you, in the time context of the sentence, intentionally completed the act of terraforming the moon?

pagh

From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of mayqel qunen'oS
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] Not just cool. Sub-zero rura-pente cool.

ok, hold on a minute..

Initially, I almost fell into the trap of writing {jIghe'choHpu'} for "I have been transformed".

But then, I remembered that {ghe'} is given as "be transformed, transmuted, metamorphosed, totally altered".

So, I wrote {jIghe'choH} which means "I became transformed", and everything was right as rain (as americans say), or "everything was milk-honey" (as greeks say)..

But..

I just read the Ca'Non sentence {maS Daghe'moH'a' ?} which was given as "are you terraforming the moon ?".

Why isn't this sentence given as "have you terraformed the moon ?" ?

~ cbcbcb

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