[tlhIngan Hol] question words in noun-noun constructions

Will Martin willmartin2 at mac.com
Tue May 10 16:26:15 PDT 2022



charghwI’ ‘utlh
(ghaH, ghaH, -Daj)

> On May 10, 2022, at 5:15 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Then indirectly:  {Dutlhejbogh mangghom yIngu’!}
> Which suggests the riposte:  {nItlhejbogh petaQmey tInuD!}.
> Voragh
> From: Will Martin
> 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.
> On May 9, 2022, at 9:07 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com <mailto:de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 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://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/YouAndWhatArmy__;!!BpyFHLRN4TMTrA!-6fFLPtFq7qbIhx9AOgzrH2zxSSGg84KLucs9cLcx4GnEa7bawjeGXUqU6zNWF4LPvP4bLA-wg0ZjMY_Azfio-5q2yKubg$>
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