[tlhIngan Hol] maS'e' loQ So'be'bogh QIb

Lieven L. Litaer levinius at gmx.de
Fri Jun 11 05:35:19 PDT 2021

Am 11.06.2021 um 14:23 schrieb mayqel qunen'oS:
> There's the {maS'e' loQ So'be'bogh QIb}
> then it proceeds by the example of {HaqwI' 'e' DaH yISam} "Find the
> SURGEON now!"
> As a result of this example, I was under the impression that the
> "adverbial following the object noun" is something usually taking
> place in cases of emergency/distress.

I think this is where your problem comes from: "I was under the
impression that..."

Nothing in the sentence of TKD implies that there is any emergency or
distress. True, of course, finding a surgeon is an emergency, but not
from a grammatical point of view. So if it's okay to say {HaqwI''e' DaH
yISam} you can certainly also say {Soj'e' nom vISop}, or as you found
out, {maS'e' loQ So' QIb}.

TKD does not explicitly says that this is only used in distress.

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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