[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: ngeH

SuStel sustel at trimboli.name
Tue May 24 12:41:25 PDT 2022

On 5/24/2022 3:23 PM, Will Martin wrote:
> That third translation is… interesting.
> I’d have translated it as “Terrans hope that you (plural) send 
> Emissaries of Klingon soldiers so that they can see this wonderful 
> event.” I’m guessing that “We” are {tera’nganpu’} and that the Klingon 
> fighters’ emissaries are honorable, though that wasn’t actually stated 
> in the Klingon sentence.

I guess that this an example of Klingon not utilizing the apposition of 
"we Terrans." Kind of like "The thralls surrender!" spoken by a thrall.

*tlhIngan SuvwI' Duypu'* isn't meant as /emissaries of Klingon 
soldiers;/ it's meant as /Klingon warrior emissaries./

> I would have back-translated the Klingon as {jantorpu’ DameH Duypu’ra’ 
> quv, wanI’’a'vamDaq bongeH ‘e’ wItul.}

*jantor* /witness/ didn't exist when this line was translated. I also 
don't know the poetic or metrical requirements of the line.

>> On May 24, 2022, at 2:10 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
>> Klingon word: ngeH
>> Part of speech: verb
>> Definition: send
>> _______________________________________________
>> vaj toDDujDaj ngeHbej DIvI'
>> That means the Federation will be sending a rescue ship of its own. (ST5)
>> nImbuS wejDaq 'ejDo' 'entepray' ngeHlu'pu'
>> The starship Enterprise has been dispatched to Nimbus III. (ST5)
>> wanI'vam Dun luleghlaHmeH tlhIngan SuvwI' Duypu' bongeH 'e' lutul 
>> tera'nganpu'
>> We hope that you can send a delegation of honorable emissaries to 
>> witness this glorious event. ('U'-MTK)
>> --
>> Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
>>    Please contribute relevant vocabulary or notes from the last
>>    year or two. I’ve fallen woefully behind in updating my files.

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