[tlhIngan Hol] «jIH je» and variations
sustel at trimboli.name
Tue Nov 22 06:16:50 PST 2022
On 11/22/2022 8:19 AM, zrajm via tlhIngan-Hol wrote:
> Though it makes me think that Klingon 2 might abbreviate even more and
> just say «je» alone (skipping the verb altogether). – This is a common
> practice in (at least Swedish) sign language, though it seems a bit
> weird from an English speaker's perspective.
> Do you think that you (prior to this discussion) would've understood
> if just a naked «je» was used? Or is that to abbreviate too much?
I'd have understood, but just understanding doesn't count for much. If
in English I said things like "I want pizza" and "I think that was very
nice," and someone with me kept saying "Also!" right after me, I'd get
it. That doesn't mean they're using the language correctly.
I've been studying Welsh for a while. Welsh has a gazillion ways to say
/yes/ or /no,/ and you have to pick the right one for the right
circumstance. If someone asked me /Wyt ti'n hoffi cwrw?/ ("Do you like
beer?") and I answered /Naddo/ ("No" about a past-tense action) instead
of /Nac ydw/ (literally "I am not"), I would have used the language
incorrectly but I daresay I would be understood. I'd just sound like an
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