[tlhIngan Hol] prefix trick formal or informal

Will Martin lojmitti7wi7nuv at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 05:20:49 PDT 2022

While I think you have asked a great question, I think it is SO great that it deserves to be TWO questions:

1. Is the prefix trick informal, or is it generally accepted in formal contexts.

2. What are the conventions of formality of religious ceremonies?

The second question probably needs different answers for different religions, assuming the Klingon Empire has more than one of them. So far, we are only exposed to one Klingon mythology/religion. Then again, outsiders studying American mythology/religion might think we are a Christian nation with only one religion, ignoring agnosticism, atheism, or the wide spectrum of religions brought to this country by the full scope of immigrants, and those already here among the Indigenous Peoples before the coerced introduction of Christianity and the mostly successful obliteration of native culture and beliefs.


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> On Jul 1, 2022, at 8:05 AM, D qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> Does it make sense to wonder whether the prefix trick is to be used in less formal occasions, than the "full form" of the sentence?
> For example, in a religious ceremony comes a point where one needs to say to the other "and now I give you the knife".
> There are two options:
> taj qanob
> SoHvaD taj vInob
> Is the prefix trick version less formal than the other?
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