[tlhIngan Hol] The Little Prince in Klingon

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Thu Oct 28 06:28:04 PDT 2021

I know this is too late to be edited in, but in the “view inside” as I considered buying the book, I couldn’t help but notice in my slow, rusty reading of the Klingon:

ghIq ghargh’a’ qoD vIwev, nenwI’vaD vIQIjchu’meH.

I’m pretty sure that, unlike other Type 9 dependent clauses, {-meH} clauses do not have the option of following the main clause that they modify.

Earlier in my own learning of the language, I made the opposite error of thinking that all Type 9 dependent clauses needed to be at the front of the sentence, fitting my inaccurate model that Klingon sentences set up everything (location, time stamp, dependent clauses, etc.) before delivering the main verb as a kind of punch line. While this is mostly true, it’s not a pure rule.

But, since {-meH} clauses can modify either nouns or verbs, it is apparently special and always precedes what it modifies, whatever it modifies.

I just bought the book, anyway...


charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On Oct 28, 2021, at 6:31 AM, Lieven L. Litaer <levinius at gmx.de> wrote:
> peqIm,
> I know this comes late, as the book was published in Germany in 2018. It
> could not be published with an English back translation as that one was
> copyright protected in the USA, and the copyright owner literally told
> me there was no way I could ever publish that in English.
> He didn't say anything about Klingon though, so after thinking about
> this for a while and trying to find a solution, I finally decided to do
> it myself using a POD solution.
> From now on, you can order the Klingon-only translation of the Little
> Prince directly on Amazon:
> https://www.amazon.com/Little-Prince-Klingon-Translation-childrens/dp/B09K1WTBZV/
> I've also worked on an ebook version, but Amazon does not accept Klingon
> ebooks, so that is found on the webstore of Klingonisch.de
> https://klingonisch.de/webshop/buecher/the-little-prince-in-klingon-ebook/
> --
> Lieven L. Litaer
> aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"
> http://www.tlhInganHol.com
> http://klingon.wiki/En/TheLittlePrince
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