[tlhIngan Hol] New words from Hamletmachine

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 20:47:34 PDT 2020


On Tue, 31 Mar 2020 at 21:13, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> Am 31.03.2020 um 20:57 schrieb Alan Anderson:
> >> {qaw'} - flip over
> >> {qaw'moH} - flip over (i.e. "make something flip over")
> >
> > Was that the meaning you used in the translation? Or was your physical
> example not quite indicative of the true sense of the word?
>
> That is a actually a good question, and I was not aware of a difference
> between "flip" over and "tip" over.
>
> I asked exactly this:
>  > kick over, flip.
>  > In the text, some rebels flip over cars on the street. This verb could
>  > certainly also work for making a glass fall, or a chair, or a big box
>  > kicked away, or anything falling from a vertical position into a
>  > horizontal position.
>  > --> I'll use {pummoH}, uyfsb.
>

What is "uyfsb"?


> Okrand answered:
>  > Probably {qaw'} "flip over" or {qaw'moH} would be better here.
>

Based on your question, "tip over" does look like a better English gloss.

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De'vID
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