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"wa' rep nI' law'be' wa' jaj nI' puSbe'."

Translation:An hour is not longer than a day.

August 4, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoffrey672453

Why is "One hour is not as long as one day" incorrect?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qov-jIH-je

Your suggestion is a true statement, but not an equivalent one, and not a translation of the Klingon. Consider:

wa' rep nI' law'be' javmaH tup nI' puSbe'.

One hour is not longer than sixty minutes. (Correct translation and true.)

One hour is not as long as sixty minutes. (Incorrect translation -- and false).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoffrey672453

That makes sense.

Thank you.


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

Very philosophical is your Klingon when it boils down to it :-)

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