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"I saw a tall Klingon."

Translation:tlhIngan woch vIlegh.

June 26, 2018



What is the difference between jilegh and vilegh? Or rather, why is it one and not the other? Ji- and vi-both appear to be first-person singular


jI- indicates no object. vI- indicates an object of him/her/it/them (the {tlhIngan woch} in this case).


The verb prefixes jI- and vI- (capital i!) are described in the tips and notes for the first unit ( https://www.duolingo.com/skill/kl/Useful-phrases/tips-and-notes ) -- if you haven't been reading the tips and notes so far, now would be a great time to start.

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