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"Is this a knife?"

Translation:taj 'oH'a' Dochvam'e'?

June 27, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kahless62003

Tell me there's a version of this with the answer:
{ghobe', taj 'oHbe' Dochvetlh'e'. taj 'oH Dochvam'e'.}


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

be': taj ghaj.
loD: tajna' 'oHbe' Dochvetlh'e'. tajna' 'oH Dochvam'e'.


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

Added! (The man's line.)


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

I'd love to hear the Aussie Klingon accent...


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

There is an Aussie Klingon speaker who has been to a few qep'a'. I know she hopes to get to more in the future, but he situation makes it tough right now. If you ever make it to the qep'a', maybe you'll get lucky and she'll be there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael.Lubetsky

Wondering how to say, from Macbeth: "Is this a dagger I see before me?"

Perhaps: taj 'oH'a' jIH tlhopDaq vIleghbogh Dochvam'e' ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidTrimb3

Close. A very literal translation would be taj 'oH'a' jIH tlhopDaq Doch'e' vIleghbogh Is the thing which I see before me a knife?

A smoother translation, not trying to copy the English syntax, might be jIH tlhopDaq taj vIlegh'a'? Do I see a knife before me?

Perhaps the best fit for the language, but not similar to the original English, might be jIH tlhopDaq tajHey vIlegh I see an apparent knife before me.

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