[tlhIngan Hol] Can we say {qarbe''a'} ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue May 7 12:13:33 PDT 2019


On 5/7/2019 3:09 PM, Jeffrey Clark wrote:
> I would interpret {qarbe’’a’} as asking me to confirm that a statement 
> is inaccurate. Since we are asking if the information is {qarbe’}.
>
> vagh vIghro’ ghaj qurgh, qar’a’?
> “qurgh has 5 cats, is that correct?”
>
> loS vIghro ghaj qurgh,qarbe’’a’?
> “qurgh has four cats, is that incorrect?”

Except *qar'a'* is a recognized feature of the language, while 
*qarbe''a'* is not. I don't think Klingons who hear *qar'a'* are 
thinking that it means /is it correct?/ It would come across to them 
more like /amiright?/ It's a thing you say, not a sentence to be parsed.

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SuStel
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