[tlhIngan Hol] adverbs referring to time stamps

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 02:18:04 PST 2021

> {DaSjaj vabDot HIv romuluSnganpu'}
> It could mean
> Even on Monday, the Romulans will attack.
> On Monday, even the Romulans will attack.
> On Monday, the Romulans will even attack.
> It's even true that the Romulans will attack on Monday.

Now I understand, thanks!

> Also, I'm not sure that {QummeH laH} is the right word for "our communications",
> if your provided English translation is your intention. The Klingon says "they interfere
> with our ability to communicate", which means something slightly different. For actually
> "disrupting our communications", I'd say {jabbI'IDmaj lunIS}

Yes, you're right. I didn't give much thought to which would be the
most efficient way to express "communications", since I was focusing
more on the grammar I was asking about. Your suggestion is obviously
better. Perhaps we could use the noun {Qum} too, even though it's
considered to be archaic.

> f the day is particularly significant to the speaker, you might tag {DaSjaj}
> with {-‘e’} to focus on the day (though I don’t remember ever seeing a time stamp so tagged)

Interesting.. The idea of placing the {-'e'} on a time stamp never
crossed my mind until now. I'll ask about that in a different thread

Ζεὺς ἦν, Ζεὺς ἐστίν, Ζεὺς ἔσσεται· ὦ μεγάλε Ζεῦ

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