[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: chIl

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Sep 30 09:05:19 PDT 2019

Thanks.  Here's the entire quote as I currently have it:

[MO > Lieven, qepHom 2017 p.15]:  In another message about {weS}, you wrote '{chIl} means lose in the sense of misplace, be unable to find, lose track of."  It can be used for misplacing your keys, but also for things like losing the signal of something you've been tracking.  Lose in the sense of no longer have (presumably permanently), as in "we've lost a lot of soldiers" is a different word: {weS}.  This verb means lose in the sense of undergo a reduction of or suffer a reduction of, as in "he lost a lot of blood".'  To say lose as in "She lost the baby" or "She lost her husband" just say {Heghpu' ghu} or {Heghpu' loDnalDaj}.  Similarly, for "we have lost a lot of warriors", say {Heghpu' SuvwI'pu'ma' law'}.  {SuvwI'pu' DIweSpu'} is fine, but it implies that the warriors are gone or missing or are severely injured and not expected to return (or to return anytime soon), but they may or may not be dead.  

Have I got the attributions and nested quotations right?


----------------------------------------Original Message----------------------------------------
From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> On Behalf Of Lieven L. Litaer
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2019 10:16 AM

Am 30.09.2019 um 17:02 schrieb Steven Boozer:
> (Lawrence Schoen, qep'a' 2008):  {chIl} means lose in the sense [...]

Seems like you skipped a line here.

In an other message about {weS}, you wrote:

(MO > Lieven, qepHom 2017 p.15):  {chIl} means lose in the sense [...]

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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