[tlhIngan Hol] Just a short question about the word *be'*

luis.chaparro at web.de luis.chaparro at web.de
Sun Aug 15 11:57:29 PDT 2021

André aka Vortarulo:

> By the way, a similar coincidence occurs in some Sino-Tibetan languages where the word/prefix for ‘not’ is the same as the word or suffix for ‘mother/woman/female older.sister’. In Burmese (which Okrand has studied at least a bit), both affixe are written မ. The pronunciation is slightly different: for the negation prefix it is /mə-/ and for the female suffix it's /-má̰/.

> I'm not saying that Okrand's study of Sino-Tibetan languages have influenced Klingon here. It might really just be a coincidence.

That's indeed an interesting example. Thank you for sharing!

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