[tlhIngan Hol] new words qepHom 2020
j.monroe.bradley at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 09:10:43 PST 2020
Woo-hoo! New words! jISeyqu'ba'!
A huge congratulations and thanks to Lieven who put all this together!
Some of what's included in the list this year is vocab I received for a
book I recently finished, *cha' **monmey* (http://klingon.wiki/En/ChaMonmey).
It's quite lengthy, and so there were a few terms for which I ended up
querying Dr. Okrand (and Maltz, of course) in order to make my text as
clean as possible.
Most of that info can be found in the qepHom booklet, so I won't be
redundant and also post it here. I will, however, post a clarification on
the word *qal* and some more culled comments on *wejHa'*:
*be corrupt (v)*
this can be used to describe corrupt people
*wejHa'* is an adverbial meaning "before now" or "as of now." It doesn't
have to be "now" (meaning the time of speaking), of course, so maybe a
better (though more awkward) characterization is something like "before or
as of a time referenced in the sentence or context."
*I've already bought food* ("already" referencing now, the time of speaking)
*By 6:00 p.m., I'd already bought food* ("already" referencing a time
established in the sentence or context)
I suppose "already" is a good short gloss.
As with "already," I think you'd use *wejHa'* if you intend to explicitly
indicate a change of state or change of conditions. For example, "already"
in *I have to leave because it's already dark *implies not only that it's
dark now, but that the change from light to dark is somehow relevant — it's
*become* dark, it's *no longer* not dark (perhaps it got dark sooner than
expected or desired or while nobody was paying attention to the time or
something like that). The sentence means more than just "I have to leave
because it is dark now."
But *wejHa'* doesn't totally match up with English "already." *wejHa'* does
not carry the connotation of impatience or exasperation expressed by
"already" in *Stop already with the fidgeting.*
*wejHa'* and *-pu'* can be (but don't have to be) used together. And it's
Le mer. 16 déc. 2020, à 07 h 53, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> a
> Am 16.12.2020 um 13:46 schrieb Jeremy Silver:
> > I notice this word lurking in the *Clarifications and additions*
> section on
> > the wiki page:
> > ghaS ("indicate, signal")
> > Is this a brand new word that needs to be in the main list?
> Yes, indeed. Thanks for noticing. I'll fix that immediately.
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
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