[tlhIngan Hol] only spartan women give birth to real men

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 17:20:41 PST 2020

On Tue, 17 Nov 2020 at 20:12, nIqolay Q <niqolay0 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 1:49 PM SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
>> I don't get what the *vIqawba'* is doing here. If it means what it looks
>> like it means, *I obviously remember it,* then this is not a subordinate
>> clause lacking a main clause.
> If I remember the history of the STID dialogue, I think it's there to fill
> out the line while Uhura's mouth kept moving.
> It's an unusual sentence either way. It seems like *vIqawba'* is
> referring to the subordinate clause as the object: "Because honor is
> important. I obviously remember it." ("it" being the fact that honor is
> important.)

The original filmed line was {mughojmoH parmaqqaywI'} (Uhura's response to
the Klingon leader asking how she speaks Klingon).

I can imagine the look on Dr. Okrand's face when the director told him,
"Hey, I want to change this already-filmed line to mean 'because you care
about honour'..."

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