[tlhIngan Hol] jar DamaSqu'bogh yIngu' vs nuq 'oH jar'e' DamaSqu'bogh

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 01:11:58 PDT 2020


lieven:
> A short note on naming sources: You have "found" the article at Klingonska,
> but its origin is the Usenet newsgroup, to be even more precise, the Microsoft
> Network expert forum. Most people call them "newsgroup message".

You're right; I just wrote klingonska without giving it further
thought. I'll be more precise next time !

lieven:
> I think the problem exists in English and other languages too.
> It's not a question of grammar, but a question of interpretation.

Actually, when I first read okrand's explanation on this matter, I was
confused thinking "but if someone asked me {jarlIj qaq nuq?} I'd
understand it as him asking me to name my favorite month, instead of
defining it".

At first, I didn't realize that grammar-wise, what the {jarlIj qaq
nuq?} sentence actually asks for is indeed the "definition of the
favorite month" instead of its' name.

But luckily, after reading this thread things became clearer.

~ Qa'yIn


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