[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ya

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Jul 30 09:41:55 PDT 2019


On 7/30/2019 12:30 PM, Steven Boozer wrote:
> Noted. But it still makes a good mnemonic.  Any idea of the origin of 
> {ya}?  It’s an unusual noun ending in a vowel and Okrand chose not to 
> use {to'} “tactics” to form *{to’pIn}.

There were a lot more words that ended in vowels in the original 
dictionary than we get today. I would guess it's just a random syllable 
Okrand chose.

Why not *to'pIn?* Why not *DeghpIn?* I think Okrand was intentionally 
/not/ being systematic. It helps make the language more closely resemble 
a natural language.

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SuStel
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