[tlhIngan Hol] If only we could use twice to say..

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 16:01:46 PDT 2019

On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 at 18:04, Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 4:55 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 19 Mar 2019 at 21:07, Ed Bailey <bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> No surprises on the use of* -logh* in MKE: It says *Duj ghajchugh
>>> vay, cha'logh boq'egh qav'ap motlh; chen qav'ap le'. ghajwI'vaD qav'ap le'
>>> yIDIl.* "If owned, pay owner twice the rental to which they are
>>> otherwise entitled."
>>> (But it is proof that actual numbers aren't required in arithmetic
>>> expressions; as one might expect, it's possible to insert a word like
>>> *qav'ap* that has some numeric value that may be unspecified.
>>> Also, something I hadn't noticed before: evidently *DIl* can be used to
>>> mean "pay (the amount paid)," and not just the gloss of "pay for,"
>> How so? {qav'ap} "rent" is a thing that you pay for. You're paying for
>> rent, not for the amount of the rent (though this happens to be how much
>> you have to pay).
> The translation on the card makes it clear the amount paid is the thing
> that's being doubled. I have heard "rental" (but never "rent") used as a
> noun to mean the thing paid for, i.e. the use of a property for a period of
> time, but that's not what the Monopoly card means.

The expression "pay the rental" is a common shorthand for "pay the rental
fee". {qav'ap} is consistently translated as "rent" on the property cards.
I think you're being misled by the translation, because the English word
"pay" can mean both "pay for" and "pay out". The fact that the fee you have
to pay *for* is doubled means that the amount you have to pay *out* is also
doubled, but it does not mean that the same verb is necessarily used for

> If it meant the thing you pay for is doubled, you'd get to stay an extra
> turn, right?

No, the rental fee being doubled just means you're paying twice as much as
you normally would.

This is what it says on the ship card:

{qa'vap}: 25
{2 Dujmey lughajlu'chugh}: 50

rent: 25
if two vessels are owned: 50

There's no implication that the fee being doubled means anything other than
that you pay double the amount for the same service.

> The KLI New Words List gives the gloss as "rent, cost, price, value," all
> words that indicate an amount of money to pay for a thing or that the
> amount a thing is supposedly worth.

AFAIK, those definitions were not provided in the game, but is someone's
guess at what the word means. (That guess may well be right, but they go
beyond what's actually necessary to explain the usage in the game.) The
game itself is consistent in using "rent" for {qav'ap} and {nob} as the
verb to pay out an amount: {qav'ap DIl}, but {vaghmaH QaS nob}. It *may* be
that you could say {vaghmaH QaS DIl} to say "pay out 50 troops" (rather
than "pay for 50 troops"), but that is not how it's used in the game. In
the game, you {DIl} a {qav'ap} by {nob}ing some amount of {QaS}.

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