[tlhIngan Hol] New words

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Tue Jul 28 09:38:40 PDT 2020

Am 28.07.2020 um 18:05 schrieb SuStel:
> /Shiny/ refers to being bright with reflected light,
> but that light doesn't have to form an image. Here's an example of a
> shiny rock in which you can see no image:

And I assume that rock is not considered glossy, because it's not smooth?

> not required. Here's an example of a glossy bowl in which you can
> clearly see a reflection, but /shiny/ would definitely not be the first
> word I reached for to describe the bowl:

Hm. Difficult. I would have said it's shiny, but I'm not a native
English speaker...

> And here's an example of an obsidian ball which clearly shows
> reflections, but which I certainly wouldn't call shiny:

 From your explanations, it seems to me that shiny always includes some
brightness, right? The surface of a desert might be shiny because
crystals reflect the sun somehow, but it's certainly not smooth, no
glossy, right?

Still, there is a lot of overlap...

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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