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"vum tlhIngan."

Translation:The Klingon works.

March 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Druckles

...pagh Hegh tlhIngan!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dlyongemallo

The conjunction {pagh} doesn't work like that. What you're trying to say would be phrased in Klingon as {vumbe'chugh tlhIngan vaj Hegh tlhIngan}.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DebF26
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Okay, the definitions here for thIngan are (the) Klingon / Klingon (person) / klingon. A previous definition also mentioned Klingon (language).

So I tried "Klingon works" as in 'Klingon is a reasonable language for us to converse in, it works for me'. And was told that the correct solution was "A Klingon works". So a) where did the indication that this applied to a A SINGLE Klingon come from, and b) is the definition of vum = works specific to 'performs a task in exchange for something', or does it also mean (as it does in English) 'functions appropriately'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

Klingon (the language) is tlhIngan Hol.

Just tlhIngan on its own is a Klingon.

Also, vum is "work" as in "toil, labour", not "work" as in "have an effect, be successful".


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    this audio is not working for me.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jdmcowan

    Are you on Android? This sentence does not yet have audio, but the Android app seems to be having a problem where it pretends there's audio on sentences that don't have it. Do you happen to have a screen shot?


    [deactivated user]

      I am in Android and I do not have a screenshot.

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