[tlhIngan Hol] question words in noun-noun constructions

Will Martin lojmitti7wi7nuv at gmail.com
Mon May 9 17:42:35 PDT 2022

As a side-note, literally trying to translate “You and what army”, or more properly “You and which army” can’t be done directly, since there is no Klingon question word for “which”, and {nuq} only works as a noun, not an adjective in Klingon.


charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On May 9, 2022, at 9:07 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 May 2022 at 13:58, D qunen'oS <mihkoun at gmail.com <mailto:mihkoun at gmail.com>> wrote:
> maHIv maH 'Iv je
> we attack we and who?
> This reminds me of a common trope, the defiant phrase "You and what army?"
> {tuHIv SoH 'Iv je?}, literally, "You and who will attack me?"
> https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouAndWhatArmy <https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouAndWhatArmy>
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