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

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Aug 11 12:05:26 PDT 2020


I was laughing too hard. I mistyped {jajwIj} and auto-clicked “Send”.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.




> On Aug 11, 2020, at 2:25 PM, Will Martin <willmartin2 at mac.com> wrote:
> 
> 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 <mailto: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.
>> 
>> -- 
>> SuStel
>> http://trimboli.name <http://trimboli.name/>
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