[tlhIngan Hol] Sylvester the cat in klingon

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 08:00:41 PDT 2019

There's another example of apposition that the Klingon wiki doesn't
mention. http://klingonska.org/canon/1996-sbx-s26.txt

*DuraS tuq tlhIngan yejquv patlh luDub 'e' reH lunIDtaH DuraS be'nI'pu'
lurSa' be'etor je.*
*The sisters of the House of Duras, Lursa and B'Etor are constantly seeking
a higher standing for the House of Duras within the Klingon High Council.*
(I underlined the apposition. Also, the sentence begins with a N-N-N-N-N
construction. This has nothing to do with the topic, but I find it

I suppose if you were worried about it being interpreted as a usual N-N
construction, you could set off part of it with commas: *sIlveSter,
vIghro'.* But if the context is clear that it's "Sylvester the cat" and not
"Sylvester's cat", you'll probably be fine.

On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 19.03.2019 um 15:28 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
> > In english we say "sylvester the cat".
> >
> > Is it possible to say this in a similar short phrase in klingon ? I
> > mean, without writing something as "the name of the cat is sylvester".
> That's not a new topic: The problem is called apposition. Read the
> Klingon Wiki for details:
> http://www.klingonwiki.net/En/Apposition
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> Lieven L. Litaer
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