[tlhIngan Hol] some more from Maltz

nIqolay Q niqolay0 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 1 19:52:59 PST 2021


On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 6:48 AM Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:

> In addition to the above, we talked on the phone to find some solutions.
>
> - To talk about a motorcycle, Okrand confirmed that this counts as a
> land vehicle, i.e. a {puH Duj}. Although a motorcycle looks like a bike,
> you cannot say {qam Do Duj} because it definitely goes faster than {qam
> Do}.
>

This is interesting to me. I always figured the phrase {qam Do Duj} for
"bicycle" was a sort of calque on "velocipede", but here {qam Do} might be
a phrase in its own right. The fastest a person can go without powered
assistance, maybe?
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