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  5. "jIyIntaHvIS not qalon."

"jIyIntaHvIS not qalon."

Translation:While I am living, I am never going to abandon you.

September 6, 2018



Staying on the windy side of Rick Astley here


Wouldn't this need to be while I am living, i will not abandon you?


That is already an accepted translation. However, please note that "while I live" does carry the ongoing connotation that -taH indicates and so it is also an acceptable way to translate the sentence. Since elsewhere in this course we require the Klingon -taH ending to be matched with the English "-ing" ending, perhaps it would be more consistent to have that be the "best" translation. I have made that change.

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