[tlhIngan Hol] object of the verb {SIS}

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Mon Jun 14 06:03:04 PDT 2021

As I see it, the soldiers’ blood is the source. The stuff raining down is just… blood. It stopped belonging to the soldiers when it left their bodies.

Just as clouds are left behind when they rain water, the soldiers’ bodies were left behind when they rained blood.

It’s similar to the way that Klingons don’t see corpses as being meaningfully associated with the living people who once occupied them. Even the corpse of Kahless is just a corpse. 

charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On Jun 14, 2021, at 8:36 AM, mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> loghaD:
>> Clouds don't just produce rain; they become the rain, or at least parts of them do.
>> Similarly, the blood of the soldiers is both the source and the emanation.
>> However, unlike the case with clouds and rain, we tend not to use different words to
>> distinguish between blood coursing through a person's veins and blood flying through the air,
>> so "the soldiers' blood" fits as both the subject or the object.
> I understand this argument, and indeed it offers an explanation, if we
> understand the {SIStaHvIS negh 'Iw} to actually be {(negh 'Iw)
> SIStaHvIS negh 'Iw}. But is it this the case here?
> The thing which confuses me is that according to the klingonska
> article, if the thing which is being rained down is anything "unusual"
> then one would expect it to appear in the object position, not in the
> subject.
> ~ Dana'an
> _______________________________________________
> tlhIngan-Hol mailing list
> tlhIngan-Hol at lists.kli.org
> http://lists.kli.org/listinfo.cgi/tlhingan-hol-kli.org

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.kli.org/pipermail/tlhingan-hol-kli.org/attachments/20210614/73687141/attachment-0002.htm>

More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list