[tlhIngan Hol] {-vaD} "for the benefit of"

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 5 10:54:59 PDT 2021

We’ve all used {juH} for house on occasion, even Okrand:

juH                        home (n)

SuvwI' juHmey rur tachmey
Bars resemble warriors' homes. CK
juHwIjDaq Dochvetlh vItlhap
I will take that to my home. PK
naDev juHlIjDaq cha'logh jISopneSchugh vaj jIquv
It would be an honor to eat twice here at your house, your Honor. PK
But for the most part, “a house is not a home” (in the words of the song):

juH qach              house (n) (TNK) -- i.e. the “building/structure” {qach}

Quj wa'DIch juH qachmey mebpa'mey je qa' raQmey chu' monmey chu' je
Custom OUTPOSTS and CAPITALS replace original Houses and Hotels. MKE
qeylIS Qaw' 'e' nIDmeH yerDaj weH molor 'ej juH qachDaj meQmoH
Molor did not destroy Kahless by burning his house or ravaging his lands PB

And to further confuse matters…

qav’ap juH          apartment (n)

(qep’a’ 2021):  This is for a house or an apartment of any size that is not owned by the occupant. For a dwelling within a larger building containing several such dwellings (regardless of ownership), it's common to just say {pa’mey} (or occasionally just {pa'}).

The use of {pa’mey} works like {mebpa'mey} “hotel” – i.e. a collection of “guest rooms/quarters”.

"Good tea. Nice house." (Worf, TNG "The Survivors")

From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of SCOTT RANDEL
Also, I swear that one of these days, I will stop using {juH} to mean "house"! Really, I will.
On 11/05/2021 2:55 AM De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com<mailto:de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>> wrote:

(btw, {juH} refers to a home. If you mean "House" in the sense of a family/tribal/political unit, that's {tuq}. But that's tangential to the point of your example.)

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