[tlhIngan Hol] “bIQ Hurgh Dujmaj SuD”

qurgh lungqIj qurgh at wizage.net
Sun Nov 17 10:34:51 PST 2019

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 7:01 AM mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> Do I *have* to use {bIQ Hurgh Duj} ?

Nope! You don't have to use anything. Just as in any language, there is
always more than one way to talk about something. As long as you get the
message across, you have accomplished your goal.

> Can't someone use {'oq'eghmoHbogh Duj} "ship which submerges itself" ?

If one wants to. In English we have the term "submersible boat", which may
be a good translation for {'oq'eghmoHbogh Duj}, which could even be
shortened to {'oq'eghmoHwI'} to refer to a bunch of machines.

> Is it *imperative* for someone to say "pickle ship" ?
No. I assume one could also say a {peb'ot Duj} since {Hurgh} are made from
{peb'ot} :D

Joking aside, you are free to use the words however you want to. It may
mean you need to explain yourself every now and then, but that's normal
communication. If you don't like a word, don't use it!

> It's a shame to degrade, one of the coolest human inventions, to a mere
> "pickle ship"..

Always include the {bIQ} and it can be a "dark water vessel" :)

Perhaps that's how it was originally known, but then the {bIQ} got dropped
over time and "pickle ship" became the nickname.

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