[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DeSqIv
chransberry at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 01:10:05 PDT 2016
A bit off-topic, but this reminded my of an amusing instance the other day
when one of the 3yr olds was talking about an owie on his "fingernail", but
grabbing his toe; I told him "fingernails are on fingers", so he said,
"mine footnail!" and so I said "toenail" and he repeated it and carried on
with his tale of woe.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 1:58 AM, De'vID <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 22 September 2016 at 16:00, <qurgh at wizage.net> wrote:
> > Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, September 22, 2016
> > Klingon word: DeSqIv
> > Part of speech: noun
> > Definition: elbow
> > Source: KGT (214 KE, 241 EK)
> Literally "arm-knee", the joke being that usually arms are primary
> over legs, so some Earth languages have words like "leg-elbow" for
> knees and "foot-fingers" for toes. Here, Klingon reverses this.
> This word reminds me of the German word for glove, namely "Handschuh"
> (lit., "hand-shoe"). Presumably Germans discovered shoes before they
> discovered gloves.
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