[tlhIngan Hol] Decomposed plural persons

Daniel Dadap daniel at dadap.net
Sat Jun 22 13:02:02 PDT 2019


Thanks for the examples.

> On Jun 22, 2019, at 12:06, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> There's also this apparently erroneous sentence, spoken by Uhura:
> {Qob lIb bam SoH chuDlI' je} [sic] (Star Trek Into Darkness)
> 
> I'm fairly certain that {lIb} was invented to cover for {lI-} (it-you (plural)) being used mistakenly in place of {bo-} (you (plural)-it). Okrand apparently felt that a dropped prefix error (which maybe can even be excused as "clipped") is better than a wrong prefix error.

Yeah. That does seem likely. If true, I’m glad he decided that Uhura is proficient enough in Klingon to not make such a mistake, in-universe. (A marked difference from the portrayal of Uhura’s Klingon proficiency in TUC.)


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