[tlhIngan Hol] laj lajQo' {-vIp} and imperatives

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Jun 8 08:16:52 PDT 2019

On 6/7/2019 3:33 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> However, the lajQo', has been given as "reject". So, this means that 
> saying HIlajvIpQo' means/can mean too "be afraid to reject me".

This is a case of TKD giving you the definition of a Klingon verb plus 
suffix because someone looking up the English word needs something to 
find. It's not that **lajQo'** has some special meaning that couldn't be 
discerned by analyzing **laj + -Qo';** it's that the way to express 
rejection is by saying you refuse to accept or by commanding not to accept.

When you get tripped up by **lajQo'** = *reject,* you show that you're 
not thinking in Klingon. If you know what **laj** means and you know 
what **-Qo'** means, then you know what **lajQo'** means.


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