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

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Wed Oct 27 08:03:54 PDT 2021

Well said. I wholeheartedly agree, speaking up for the semicolon, which deserves better understanding by the huddling masses.

charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On Oct 27, 2021, at 9:03 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
> 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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