[tlhIngan Hol] -Daq and motion verbs

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 01:31:41 PST 2019

On Sat, 30 Nov 2019 at 03:45, Jeffrey Clark <jmclark85 at gmail.com> wrote:

> A question came up in conversation today about the use of -Daq with object
> prefixes on verbs of motion.
> Would a construction like:
> ‘enteprey’Daq bIghHa’ vIjaH
> Be valid,

This seems to be analogous to this canon sentence:
{lupDujHomDaq may'Duj vIchegh} "I return to the battle cruiser on the

So you're on the Enterprise, and you're going to prison. (The prison may or
may not be located on the Enterprise.)

See these:

> and would it have any difference of meaning compared to:
> ‘wnteprey bIghHa’ vIjaH

Depends on the context. Here, you're going to the Enterprise prison. It
doesn't imply you're already on the Enterprise. Maybe you're being ferried
to the Enterprise, to enter its prison, on a shuttlecraft.

Or maybe the Klingons have captured all of Starfleet and are putting the
crew of each ship into its own prison, and you're going to the "Enterprise
prison" (the prison for the crew of the Enterprise).

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