[tlhIngan Hol] don't pay the ferryman
felixm at kth.se
Mon Oct 26 09:22:08 PDT 2020
> I wasn't making any corrections, just a couple of suggestions.
From: tlhIngan-Hol <tlhingan-hol-bounces at lists.kli.org> on behalf of SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name>
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 17:18
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Subject: Re: [tlhIngan Hol] don't pay the ferryman
On 10/26/2020 12:13 PM, Felix Malmenbeck wrote:
I guess it depends on your interpretation of the song, but I'm not certain that it's necessary for the plot of the song to specify that it is a ferry as opposed to any other kind of voyage that you are paying for; the key, in my mind, is the idea of paying the person responsible for your safe passage before said goal has been achieved, for fear that they will not deliver on their part of the bargain.
I didn't say it was necessary for the plot of the song, just that it might be a better translation of ferryman. I wasn't making any corrections, just a couple of suggestions.
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