[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "again we wouldn't be able"

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Thu Sep 26 06:29:26 PDT 2019

On 9/26/2019 9:15 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> maSopqa'
> we eat again
> maSopqa'laH
> we're able to eat again
> maSopqa'laHbe'
> we aren't able to eat again
> maSopqa'be'laH
> we are able not to eat again

Or /We are able to not resume eating./ Maybe someone is forcing people 
to resume eating, but we can avoid being so forced.

> So far so good..
> Can someone tell me, how in the name of qeylIS our lord and master, I
> can say "again we aren't able to eat" ???


The meanings of Klingon suffixes don't necessarily have to be applied in 
a particular order. You're just forced to write them in a certain order 
no matter where their meanings lie.

**ma-:* we do something
*Sop:* the action is eating
*-qa':* something resumes or happens again
*-laH:* the subject is able to do something
*-be':* negates either the *-laH* or all of *Sopqa'laH.*

Let's assume the *-be'* applies only to the *-laH.* /Not able, resume, 
eat./ This might mean we resume being not able to eat, or it might mean 
we are not able to resume eating. As always, Captain Context is there to 

Or we can assume the *-be'* applies to the whole thing. *maSopqa'laH* 
means we are able to resume eating or we resume being able to eat. With 
the *-be',* it means we are not able to resume eating or we do not 
resume being able to eat.


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