[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: DeSqIv

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 00:58:52 PDT 2016

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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