[tlhIngan Hol] look what the cat dragged in

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed Nov 10 12:01:44 PST 2021

Usually, we just sigh, but if we sigh something, the something is an utterance. Lewis Carol’s sentence could have validly been expressed in English as “The Mock Title sighed at last, ‘Once, I was a real Turtle.” Meanwhile, in Klingon, we’d say it more like Lewis Carol did:

Dul [Mock Tutle]. jatlh. [Once, I was a real Turtle.]

> On Nov 9, 2021, at 4:33 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> “Once,” said the Mock Turtle at last, with a deep sigh, “I was a real Turtle.”
>    -- (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
> Voragh
> From: tlhIngan-Hol On Behalf Of Alan Anderson
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at 10:24 AM mayqel qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com <mailto:mihkoun at gmail.com>> wrote:
> I mean, is {Dul} a "sigh"? Or is it "to sigh"?
> The explanation is clear in the Appendix of the book itself.
> "To sigh is {Dul}. This verb takes no object." (page 238) 
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