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"You are not allowed to speak English here."

Translation:naDev DIvI' Hol Dajatlh net chaw'be'.

February 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will387334

To be impersonal, can I say jatlhlu' instead?


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

Yes. naDev DIvI' Hol jatlhlu' net chaw'be' Klingon is not permitted to be spoken here.


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

Similar to the English sentence, it is not clear if you are being single out or if they are implying "you (and everyone else)". They are specifying that you aren't allowed to, but don't specify if that applies to anyone else or not. On the other hand, using -lu' doesn't specify you or anyone else, so the assumption is just that it probably applies to everyone.

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