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

Felix Malmenbeck felixm at kth.se
Thu Jul 25 16:13:08 PDT 2019


> Has anyone pointed out yet that Hoy
> “sophisticated” is likely an antonymic
> reference to hoi polloi?

I'd assumed it was based on "hoity-toity", or just a stereotypical British pronunciation of the word "high".
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Has anyone pointed out yet that Hoy “sophisticated” is likely an antonymic reference to hoi polloi?

Doug

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 10:16 AM nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com<mailto:niqolay0 at gmail.com>> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 5:58 AM Rhona Fenwick <qeslagh at hotmail.com<mailto:qeslagh at hotmail.com>> wrote:
teH mIwvam. 'e' vIwoqlaH. :P

This is a good thought, though why the -qa' would be there is beyond me.

ghaytan mu' qID meqna' 'oHbe' meqvetlh'e'. Dochmey loS roSqa'tejpu' 'e' vIrIch neH vIneH.

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 9:56 AM Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net<mailto:qunchuy at alcaco.net>> wrote:
You’re telling us that archeologists are concerned with re-licks?

toH! Datu'ta'! chay' vIleghbe'...
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