[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'arHentInya'

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Thu Nov 10 13:25:47 PST 2016

Am 10.11.2016 um 22:07 schrieb David Holt:
> Lieven, is it possible a spelling error slipped in here? Surely it's
> 'arHentIyna'

a) Everything is possible ;-)

b) I checked Okrand's message: it's {’arHentInya’}

c) Note that many countries typically end with {-ya'} in Klingon, 
including {qarDaSya'} and {romuluSya'} so I'm sure it's not a typo. At 
the qepHom 2016, we even talked about that (-ya' ending) while looking 
at the list because someone said that "Slovakia" should be SIlovaqya' or 
so, but when we checked the original Name of Slovakia, it was clear that 
it's right with {SIlovenISqa’}. During that session, Okrand pointed at 
the repeated {-ya'} with other countries. So I'm quite sure he intended 
to say {’arHentInya’}. If not, I think we're stuck with it now :-)

Lieven L. Litaer
aka Quvar valer 'utlh
Grammarian of the KLI

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