[tlhIngan Hol] negative imperatives with {not} imperatives with adverbs

André Müller esperantist at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 05:10:23 PDT 2021

Yes, {not yItor} is correct.

Marc Okrand wrote several autographs in people's TKDs (also in mine) saying
{not yIjegh!} ‘Never surrender!’, so that construction is established.

Greetings from Switzerland,
— André (aka Vortarulo)

On Mon, Jul 12, 2021, 13:58 mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:

> In english we say: "kneel!"/"never kneel!".
> If we are to translate the above in klingon, then the "kneel" obviously
> becomes "yItor", but what about the "never kneel!"?
> Perhaps I'm influnced by greek on this matter, but I need to ask, since
> this seems strange to me:
> If we say in klingon {not yItor} for "never kneel", is it correct?
> It's just that for some reason I can't seem to be able to describe, the
> {not}/{yI-} combination seems strange.
> And now that I'm thinking of this, could we say {reH yIHaD} for "always
> study!"?
> Again the adverb/imperative combination seems strange.
> ~ Dana'an
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