[tlhIngan Hol] can DIgh and bam be used for people ?

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 12 08:28:43 PDT 2020


On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 10:07 AM mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> I won't ask whether the klingon {DIgh} and {bam} can be used for people,
> because the answer probably will be "we don't know".
>
> But in the case that these words work as their english definitions, then
> could these english definitions be used referring to people ?
>

The English idiom "deal with" can be used for people. Merriam-Webster dot
com <https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deal%20with> gives one
definition as "to do something about (a person or thing that causes a
problem or difficult situation)". "Deal with" has some other meanings in
English, but based on the other glosses for {DIgh} and {bam}, I think the
"to do something about a problem or difficult situation" meaning is
probably what's intended. While we don't know for sure, until we get
further guidance from Maltz, I'd accept using {DIgh} and {bam} for people
also:

{gharwI' DIgh HoD.} "The captain deals with the diplomat", "The captain is
taking care of some issue involving the diplomat."
{DaHjaj pInwI' QeH vIbam.} "I'm facing my angry boss today", "I have the
prospect of dealing with my angry boss today."
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20200312/e5f8efc4/attachment.html>


More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list