[tlhIngan Hol] scope of the {jay'}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Sep 13 07:00:27 PDT 2019


On 9/13/2019 9:48 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Read the following from tkd:
>
>> {jay'} "intensely"
>> This word not only intensifies whatever is being said, it
>> turns the whole phrase into an invective. Alone among the
>> adverbials, {jay'} always comes at the end of the sentence.
>> {qaStaH nuq jay'} "What the #$*@ is happening?"
>> {mIch 'elpu' jay'} "They've entered the #$%@ sector!"
> Now I ask..
>
> A klingon ship is traveling and suddenly picks up the following transmission:
>
> {jabbI'ID bojemchugh, vaj mIch bo'elpu' jay'}
>
> Where does the {jay'} refer ? To the {vaj mIch bo'elpu'} only ? Or to
> the whole phrase {jabbI'ID bojemchugh, vaj mIch bo'elpu' jay'} ?

Using *jay'* is virtually identical to saying /damn it/ at the end of an 
English sentence. /If you detect a transmission, then you've entered the 
sector, damn it!/ To what does the /damn it/ apply?

-- 
SuStel
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