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

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Aug 11 11:25:15 PDT 2020


jajwI’ DachemmoHchu’.

qatlho’neS.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.




> On Aug 11, 2020, at 1:10 PM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 
> On 8/11/2020 10:59 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
>> In greek/english we*can*  say:
>> 
>> standing before His altar
>> 
>> In the sentence above, although we don't say who this "he" is, the
>> upper case "H" shows that the one in question isn't someone "regular".
>> He can be a god, kahless, molor, melkor, etc.
>> 
>> Now, perhaps someone thinks that "by definition the altar is something
>> of a god, or in honor of one". But there's also the case where saying
>> "standing before his altar" can actually mean "the practitioner stands
>> before the altar which he constructed in order to honor whoever he
>> worships".
>> 
>> So it falls upon the "h/H" to distinguish..
>> 
>> The fact that we can't do that simple thing in klingon irritates me.
> 
> The fact that it's done in English irritates me. As a non-religious person, I get annoyed at seeing God have his own special grammar. I'd be glad not to see it in Klingon.
> 
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> SuStel
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