[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "turn on the lights" and electricity terms

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Thu Jul 22 00:42:10 PDT 2021

> On the other hand though, I *do* wonder about how we would describe
> when we would flip the switch but the device wouldn't work because someone
> had cut the electricity (I don't know how you say it in english..).
> QapbeH jan 'ach Qapbe'
> chaq 'ul Hutlh. chaq ghorlu'pu'. chaq Duy'. chaq Qop.
> And if the switch is more button-like, one can press it down {‘uy}
> leQ raQ
> leQ vIraQpu', 'ach Qapbe'pu' wovmoHwI'.
> I flipped the switch, but the light did not work.

Thanks for the ideas, but the thing I was wondering about was how
you'd describe the "someone cut/cut off the electricity". I used the
example with the switch, because I didn't know how you say in english
the "someone has cut/stopped the electricity".

~ Dana'an

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