[tlhIngan Hol] {vaj} connecting {-meH} clauses

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Wed Oct 27 06:03:57 PDT 2021

On 10/27/2021 8:55 AM, Will Martin wrote:
> Secondly, you should note that {vaj} is not a conjunction. It’s an 
> adverbial. It’s often used on the main clause after a conditional 
> (dependent) clause. It’s not really intended to connect independent 
> clauses like a conjunction does, though it can introduce a second 
> sentence that results from the first. “I speak Klingon. Therefore, I 
> am a nerd.” {tlhIngan Hol vIjatlhlaH. vaj jIven.} In translation, you 
> can replace the period with a comma, but in Klingon, it’s actually two 
> sentences.

Strictly speaking, punctuating like this: /I speak Klingon, therefore, I 
am a nerd,/ is a run-on sentence. These remain independent clauses, so 
they must be connected with a semicolon: /I speak Klingon; therefore, I 
am a nerd./

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