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

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 01:53:39 PDT 2016

On 19 September 2016 at 17:38, mayqel qunenoS <mihkoun at gmail.com> wrote:
> It always pisses me off, to read canon sentences which make no sense ;
>> qorDu' SaHlu'chugh 'ej matlhlu'chugh vaj wa' tlhIngan ghob potlhqu'
> The {qorDu' SaHlu'chugh} is correct. But when it comes to the
> {matlhlu'chugh} then again things make no sense. [...]

Others have addressed the {-lu'} part, so I'll skip it.

> And as if all these weren't enough, when we read past the {vaj} the
> sentence takes the meaning "then one (or one's) very important klingon
> virtue" and then period. ?!?!?!

It's generally recognised that whoever transferred Okrand's sentence
to the card dropped a verb at the end of that sentence, probably
{tu'lu'}. (The Skybox cards were full of minor transcription errors,
so we know somebody involved in putting them together had been
somewhat careless.)


More information about the tlhIngan-Hol mailing list