[tlhIngan Hol] quotation with {jatlhbogh nuv}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Jun 2 06:37:27 PDT 2020


On 6/2/2020 9:17 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> In english we can say: "yadda yadda yadda, and then appeared a man
> saying I'm kahless".
>
> Could we do something similar in klingon, by writing: {yaDDa yaDDa
> yaDDa, 'ej ghIq narghpu' jatlhbogh nuv, qeylIS jIH} ?
>
> I feel there's something weird in the klingon version of that
> sentence, but I don't know exactly what that is.

I wouldn't do that. I prefer to avoid building sentence-as-object 
constructions out of dependent clauses.

*ghIq nargh nuv; jatlh qeylIS jIH.
*/And then a person appears and says he's Kahless./

Remember that Klingons don't mind jamming related ideas next to each 
other to demonstrate their link.

-- 
SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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