[tlhIngan Hol] bom tIQ vItu'
sustel at trimboli.name
Mon Nov 1 15:52:06 PDT 2021
On 11/1/2021 6:39 PM, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> (I know, I don't usually answer here. Fact is, I hardly ever even see
> posts from this list _except_ ones from SuStel, which for whatever
> reason aren't sorted into the right mail bucket. But just something
> to mention.)
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> On 11/1/21 11:54, SuStel wrote:
>> We have different words for the noun /wind/ and what it does, /blow./
>> I'm not sure Klingons would say things like *SuS SuS* /the wind
>> blows,/ because it's just saying the same word over again. I suspect
>> they'd say something like *SuS 'e' DaQoylaH'a'*/Can you hear it
>> blow?/ meaning, sort of, /Can you hear that it is windy? /This is
>> just my guess.
> Not that there's anything wrong with your suggestion, but do note that
> "just saying the same word over again" is not all that uncommon or
> strange-sounding in many languages. You can live your life or die a
> horrible death; W.S. Gilbert's Judge in _Trial by Jury_ sings of how
> he "danced a dance," or you can sing a song. OK, these are not
> _precisely_ the same words, but you could probably find examples like
> these that have the same word.
That's true, and I'm probably overreacting. But I think it's the exact
repetition that bothers me.
"Excuse me, darling, but what is it exactly that you do do?"
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