1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Klingon
  4. >
  5. "QInlIj 'oH'a' QInvam'e'?"

"QInlIj 'oH'a' QInvam'e'?"

Translation:Is this message your message?

October 10, 2018

5 Comments


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

I put, "Your message; Is it this message?"


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

The course probably only accepts Is this message your message?

However, an appropriate translation would also be, This message, is it your message? You're topicalizing this message by fronting it in English, and by adding -'e' to QInvam in Klingon. Another good translation would be As for this message, is it your message?


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

They weren't in there, but I think that's more due to oversight than objection. I have added them in.


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

Thank you for your very helpful reply.

Learn Klingon in just 5 minutes a day. For free.