[tlhIngan Hol] According to Matthew chapter 1 (quotations punctuated)

Alan Anderson qunchuy at alcaco.net
Mon Jun 3 12:33:49 PDT 2019

On Jun 3, 2019, at 3:30 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> There is server.
> That server hosts the wiki.
> Someone says, "I'm gonna add a file to the server of the wiki" in a
> conversation, where the context is already crystal clear.
> And someone understands, that "the file will be added to the server
> and not on the wiki" ?
> Are we serious ?

Here was my approximate internal monologue as I read what you originally wrote:

> It says “on the wiki’s carry-out-er”. The *what*? Oh, right, that’s the Klingon term for a computer server. Wait...why on the server and not just on the wiki? If you’re putting the file on the wiki itself, you wouldn’t have needed to add {turwI'}. You’re usually pretty clear (disregarding the occasional disruptive parenthetical element) so there must be a reason. Are you trying to get across an idea that I wouldn’t expect from the context already established? If *I* said that, I’d be talking about putting a file on the server itself, perhaps in some sort of staging location in preparation for moving it to the wiki. Is that what you meant? It doesn’t quite fit the context, but maybe you added the word *because* you needed to specify that it goes against expectations. I should probably ask you to clarify what you wanted us to understand.

Then, as I read your later explanation of why you thought {-Daq} had to go on something physical you can touch, I recognized that your own confusion was reflected in your words, and that’s why I was uncertain about what you meant.

-- ghunchu'wI'
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