[tlhIngan Hol] does {yay'} have a positive or a negative meaning ?

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Oct 29 12:10:11 PDT 2019


On 10/29/2019 3:05 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>
> We have the verb {mer} for "surprise". In english, does the verb 
> "surprise", has an inherent positive or negative meaning ?
>
> Are both of the following acceptable ?
>
> {muQuchmoH be'nalwI', mumerpu'}
> my wife surprised me, in order to make me happy
>
> {romuluSnganpu' peqmeH tlhInganpu', merpu'}
> the klingons surprised the romulans in order to slaughter them

English /surprise/ is neither inherently positive nor inherently 
negative. Without any evidence, I would not assume that Klingon *mer* is 
either.

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SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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