[tlhIngan Hol] Verbs of measure

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 14:15:41 PDT 2019

On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 4:18 PM Will Martin <willmartin2 at mac.com> wrote:

> I really think you are taking {Do’Ha’} and {qay’be’} and other fossilized,
> common responses to situations too seriously.
> Consider {rIntaH} and {qar’a’?}. You can’t look at these and derive
> general rules about Klingon grammar.

I acknowledged in my post that *rInta**H* and *qar'a'* are weird examples.
(Although in TKD their weirdness is just in where they go in the sentence:
the translation of *rIntaH* as "it continues to be finished" or "it remains
accomplished" isn't presented as being in any way unusual.)

But do you have any justification whatsoever for arguing that *Do'Ha'* and
*qay'be'* are fossilized forms rather than ordinary sentences? Did I miss a
memo from Maltz somewhere? (Or are you just mad that your stylistic
preference isn't supported by canon?)
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