[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "gowron himself"

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Sat Mar 27 17:49:44 PST 2021


On 3/27/2021 12:36 PM, mayqel qunen'oS wrote:
> How do we say "gowron himself will pilot the ship"?
>
> I don't think that the {-'e'} is appropriate, since the way I 
> understand this kind of "himself" isn't of the exclusive kind. (Or is it?)
>
> Nor do adding asterics as a means of emphasis seem to does the trick, 
> since I don't want to say "it is GOWRON who will pilot the ship".
>
> So is there something else we could do?

*-'e'* has exactly the meaning you're looking for. In English, the 
/himself/ is called an emphatic pronoun or an intensive pronoun, and it 
has the effect of emphasizing that its antecedent noun is exclusive. 
Gowron himself will pilot the ship, not anyone else.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intensive_pronoun

(Does *'or* apply to spaceships? What translation did you have in mind 
for /pilot the ship?/)

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SuStel
http://trimboli.name

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