[tlhIngan Hol] expressing "especially"

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Oct 14 07:03:11 PDT 2021

This is especially <g> tricky:

  nov nuH 'oH thalaron woj'e';  lulo’qu’ rIymuSnganpu’.
  Thalaron radiation is an alien weapon; the Remans use
  it a lot.

I was tempted to tag {rIymuSnganpu’} with {-‘e’}, but I felt using it twice in one sentence was confusing.  You could break it into two sentences however:

  nov nuH 'oH thalaron woj'e'.  pIj (nuHvam) lulo’ rIymuSnganpu’’e’.
  Thalaron radiation is an alien weapon.  The Remans use it (this
   weapon) frequently.
  (or, As for the Remans, they use it (this weapon) frequently.)


From: mayqel qunen'oS
Sent: Thursday, October 14, 2021 8:27 AM
Something which I wondered some time ago, was how to express "especially".
  "thalaron radiation is an alien weapon, especially of the Remans"

One way to approach this is by writing in detail what "especially of the Remans" actually means. For example "used mainly by the Remans", "mostly developed by the Remans", "having been made known by the Remans", etc..

On the other hand, perhaps we could avoid going from New York to Los Angeles through Chile, by simply writing:
  nov nuH 'oH thalaron woj'e', 'ej rIymuSngan nuH 'oHchu'.

Of course, if anyone has a better idea, then qeylIS knows, I'd love to hear it.
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