[tlhIngan Hol] Instinct yes, but of what kind ?

Jeffrey Clark jmclark85 at gmail.com
Fri May 10 08:09:59 PDT 2019


I’m not sure there’s actually much of a difference between 1 and 2. We can differentiate between instinct and non-instinct to a degree (with a healthy grey area between instinct, intuition, and cognition) because we are sapient, and have higher cognitive functioning. Thus we have more than out instinctual and conditioned responses, whereas non-sapient animals have varying levels of instinct and response but less cognitive depth they can apply to it.

—jevreH

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> On May 10, 2019, at 05:46, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> We have {Duj} for "instinct/instinct".
> 
> There are two kinds of "instinct":
> 
> 1. The "gut feeling"; e.g. "my instincts tell me ancient cats are expensive"
> 2. The actual instinct; e.g. survival instinct, reproductive instinct, etc
> 
> So, which of the two is {Duj} ?
> 
> And if you say the second, then I guess it would be ok to write
> {ngaghmeH Duj} for "reproductive instinct", right ? Or would this mean
> "ship in order to have babies" ?
> 
> Also, if you say the second, then I guess it would be also ok to write
> {nga'chuqmeH Duj} for "sexual instinct", right ? Or would this mean
> "ship for the purpose of f*** our brains out" ?
> 
> ~ m. qunen'oS
> ghe''orDaq, 'InSepDu' remtaH latlh Hol luchenmoHlu'pu'bogh
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