[tlhIngan Hol] new word {mur}

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Fri Jul 30 06:49:32 PDT 2021

On 7/30/2021 9:38 AM, Lieven L. Litaer wrote:
> This question is more towards the English language, so maybe the
> requester of this word could explain what they were thinking.
> What exactly does "Wince, Cringe, Flinch" mean? Also the added
> definition on the wish list does not help me: "Reflexively recoil or
> shrink away".
> Where would I use this? 

*Sogh qIpmeH HoD, ghopDaj pepDI' HoD, mur Sogh.
*/When the captain raises his hand to hit the lieutenant, the lieutenant 
That is, the lieutenant backs off slightly and scrunches up a bit, 
possibly lifting their hands a little to ward off the blow, an 
instinctive reaction to an impending attack.

Generally, cringing is negatively associated with cowardice, while 
flinching and wincing are more neutral, though they can still be 
negative if you flinch or wince at the wrong thing. Exception: you can 
cringe at something extremely embarrassing, and it's not considered a 
negative behavior. Flinching has more to do with instinctively trying to 
avoid a blow, while wincing is usually associated with your reaction to 
pain, whether physical or psychological.

Those are my associations with the words as a native speaker of American 


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