[tlhIngan Hol] wa'leS Soj wIqel meaning

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Mar 25 08:31:03 PDT 2019

On 3/25/2019 11:24 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Interesting information indeed. So lets approach this differently.
> Suppose I write {jaj veb, vIghro' tIQ wIHaH'eghmoH}, for "next day we 
> bathe the ancient cat".
> The first question is "is this ungrammatical ?", and the second 
> question is "what is the {jaj veb} if not a timestamp ?".
> I don't think its ungrammatical, and seemingly/apparently {jaj veb} 
> functions as a timestamp.
> The only problem is, we don't know which day this {jaj veb} refers to.

It is a time stamp, and it's perfectly grammatical; it's just doesn't 
refer to a specific next day.

When you say *jaj veb* in Klingon or /the next day/ in English, you're 
speaking deictically: the meaning of your expression is based on some 
already-established context. In this case, it might be directions for 
honoring a cat, in which case the context is that you have already begun 
the honoring process, and the next step takes place on the next day. You 
haven't specified which day on a timeline this is happening; it's not 
"March 26" or anything; it's just the day after the day you were already 
talking about.


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