[tlhIngan Hol] placing {-lu'} on {'oH} and {ghaH}

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Fri Jul 5 08:42:42 PDT 2019

Good question. I initially had a similar reaction of doubt, though I resolved it for myself by realizing it’s like saying “One is a Romulan,” with the generic “one”, like “One should finish one’s sentences.”

So, I found it acceptable in a case like, “{romuluSngan ghaHlu’chugh nIvoqlaHbe’ latlhpu’.}

Still, I would find proper use highly uncommon, as experience bears out. I’ve been speaking Klingon a very long time and never came up with a case in which I spontaneously needed {ghaHlu’}, nor have I seen others use it.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.

> On Jul 5, 2019, at 11:15 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> We know we can say things like, {vIghro' 'oHba'}, {Duj 'oHlaw'}, {nov ghaHchugh, vaj..}
> I was wondering, if we could say {romuluSngan ghaHlu'} for "someone (unspecified) is a romulan".
> There's something, which feels strange seeing/reading the {ghaHlu'}, but I can't find what it actually is.
> ~ hffjfjjj
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