[tlhIngan Hol] beware greeks bearing gifts

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue Nov 10 08:19:15 PST 2020

I like this translation with its ambiguous head noun, since it also means “Beware the gifts that a Greek brings you,” which would have been a far more appropriate warning to the Trojans.

For a long time, I’ve felt that when context doesn’t make the head noun obvious, the Relative Clause could have the valid translation, “Beware Greeks and/or the gifts they give you.” Just because there is no conjunction in the original, that doesn’t mean the translation wouldn’t be accurate.

charghwI’ vaghnerya’ngan

rInpa’ bomnIS be’’a’ pI’.

> On Nov 10, 2020, at 10:38 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> qatlh wej mu'tlheghvam vImughpu' ? 
> nobmey qembogh 'elaDya'ngan tIghuH.
> maj. DaH jItuHbe'choHlaH.
> ~ spa-rta 'oH !
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