"Is Mara crazy? No. She is smart."
Translation:maw''a' mara? ghobe'. val.
I did not type two apostrophes for the word maw’’a’. I typed a single quotation mark, because I kept reading it as a quotation mark, and my mind kept seeing it as a quotation mark. So, my answer kept getting rejected, which led to my frustration.
I also have to differentiate between the letters small case l and upper case I, because it makes a profound difference on spelling in the Klingon language. Depending upon the font, sometimes I get the small case l and upper case I confused, because at first glance they look alike.
I am very glad, that Duolingo has this Klingon language course. I am sure, there will be further frustrations, but I am enjoying it!
When the qaghwI' (') is doubled, the first one cuts off the sound of the final vowel, y or w of its preceding syllable, and the second one signals the onset of the vowel of the following syllable. So the difference is not in the way the ' or '' are pronounced, but in the way the w is pronounced. maw' ends abruptly, then 'a' starts abruptly. But in maw'a' the maw ends smoothly, no abrupt cutoff, before the 'a'.