[tlhIngan Hol] unable to use the upper case letter to specify by not specifying

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Aug 11 09:36:41 PDT 2020


I’m not sure that everyone would interpret your Klingon statement as you intend. 

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> On Aug 11, 2020, at 12:32 PM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> nIqolay Q:
> > Or use a longer phrase: qeylIS 
> > quvmoHmeH lat. By seeing that the 
> > referent is continually mentioned, the 
> > reader will hopefully conclude that they're
> > someone important.
> > (ghaH lat might have a similar effect,
> > because it's an unusual phrasing, but that
> > suggestion would no doubt be 
> > controversial.)
> 
> Your comments gave me the following idea:
> 
> {ghaH'e' quvmoHmeH loD, lat chenmoHpu'}
> 
> Here, the {ghaH} *has* to refer to the supernatural being, while at the same time not specifying who/what this being is. In other words it's the "He/Him" equivalent, we've been looking for.
> 
> So now we have a complete pie *and* a full dog ! (greek equivalent of "we can have our cake, and eat it too")
> 
> Thanks  !!!
> 
> ~ Qa'yIn
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