[tlhIngan Hol] Why the half-measure of 'e' neHbe' vavoy?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 12:26:25 PST 2021

On Sun., Feb. 14, 2021, 14:35 SuStel, <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:

> On 2/14/2021 8:24 AM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> Because if the {'e' neHbe' vavoy} was written by maltz himself, then it'd
> be sooo tempting to start {'e' neH}ing like there's no tomorrow..
> Marc Okrand wrote the line.

Not quite. Azetbur's original lines had {vavwI'} instead of {vavoy}. The
director told the actress to say that word more softly, and the {qaghwI'}
became inaudible. Dr. Okrand decided it sounded like {vavoy} and that's how
the {-oy} suffix was created.

So many of the movie lines were changed because of production and editing
reasons that it's hard to attribute intent to Dr. Okrand, whose hands were
forced, as it were, to retroactively make official whatever the
actors/directors/editors ended up doing. (So it's possible that the {'e'}
ended up in that sentence contrary to his original intent.)

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