[tlhIngan Hol] {SorHa'} ? Of course.. But with jay' what ?

mayqel qunenoS mihkoun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 11:08:41 PDT 2016

> Metaphor requires a juxtaposition of words that
> invites an implicit comparison to something unstated.

oh this is beautiful ! I have no idea what it means, but it is beautiful !


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 8:24 PM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> mayqel qunenoS :
>>> So, I guess the conclusion of this thread would be :
>>> "We can create metaphoric phrases, as long as each word within that
>>> phrase is used on its literal klingon definition ; we can't use single
>>> words metaphorically".
> ghunchu'wI':
>> I don't even know how you would use a single word metaphorically.
>> Metaphor requires a juxtaposition of words that invites an implicit
>> comparison to something unstated. It usually suggests that two things are
>> similar in some way, but unlike a simile it doesn't explicitly declare the
>> resemblance.
>> Your proposed example of a "debt haircut" makes no sense to me. I can't
>> see how lent or borrowed money is in any way like hair. Looking it up, I
>> see that the term "haircut" has a specific meaning in the financial
>> context of a loan, but if the term originated as a metaphor, the intended
>> reference is unknown to me.
> Okrand on {Hoch DuH yIqel} "consider every possibility!":
> (KGT 108):  This is an idiom cloaked in the terminology of the military that has a wider application. It is used to mean "Consider every possibility" or "Consider every option," with the word {nuH} (weapon) standing metaphorically for possibility...
> Another example of a word used metaphorically - at least initially - may be {neb} "beak, bill (of a bird)" which may appear in {jorneb} "warhead (of a torpedo):
> (Qes, 6/27/2007):  I find the idea of a torpedo or missile as a bird of prey diving at its target beak-first to be a rather apposite metaphor.
> It may also be the origin of {neb} "nozzle (like on the end of a hose, rocket, etc.)" revealed at qep'a' 2016.
> Whether these are examples of metaphor, idiom, or word play that caught on and became widely used (eg. a computer's "mouse" -> "mousepad") may be another matter entirely.  Or as we say in Klingon:
>   DaH may' bom pIm Dabom
>   Now you sing a different battle song.
>   (i.e. "Well, that's another matter altogether.") KGT
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