[tlhIngan Hol] {ghIq} {ngugh} and time adverbs with time stamps

mayqel qunen'oS mihkoun at gmail.com
Sat Oct 30 12:59:05 PDT 2021

> adverb - verbbogh 'ej verbbogh noun -
> verb - meH'ed noun
> First: this is not valid grammar. Purpose
> clauses with {-meH} go *before* the noun
> or verb they are modifying. They can't
> come at the end of a sentence.

I don't think your point is correct.

{roD romuluSngan Sambogh 'ej HoHbogh nejwI''e' luQaw'laH tlharghmeH Duj}

"Regularly scouting ships are able to destroy the romulan hunter-killer

Constructions as {qeqmeH taj}, {QongmeH Duj}, {narghmeH nab}, etc, are
obviously able to come at the end of the sentence, and it is these kind of
constructions which I was describing by saying {meH'ed noun}.

> the predominant style of the best-written Klingon

And who will be the judge of what is "the predominant style of the
best-written Klingon"?

The only person whose opinion would matter is 'oqranD. If 'oqranD had
translated long complex texts, then I would be glad to discuss the style he
used, and the choices he'd make. (And I say "discuss"; not "accept"). But
as far as I know, 'oqranD hasn't given us any translation of a long complex

'oqranD has only advised "break up complex sentences", and people keep
repeating his words, as if some kind of gum which they keep chewing over
and over. It's like someone saying "just create a ship which can time

No, no, no. First build the ship yourself, showing it *can* be done, and
then go on expecting others to be able to build it too.

As the Greek saying goes: "The person who's not in the dance, seems to know
more songs than anyone else", roughly meaning "you're giving advise which
either you can't follow yourself, or advice which's repercussions you won't
be the one who'll have to deal with".

Now, as far as choices made by any other individuals, as well as their
personal writing styles are concerned.. They aren't of any value, carry no
authority, nor can they be brought up as an example to be followed.

Of course, everyone chooses his personal style, and if someone would like
to act as a mindless drone trying to imitate exactly the writing style of
any experts (real ones, or so-called ones), then he can go ahead and knock
himself out, but kahless knows, this way of thinking isn't my cup of tea.

Ζεὺς ἦν, Ζεὺς ἐστίν, Ζεὺς ἔσσεται· ὦ μεγάλε Ζεῦ
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