[tlhIngan Hol] qep'a' cha'maH loSDIch New words and some tidbits

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Mon Aug 7 07:05:31 PDT 2017

> On Jul 31, 2017, at 2:21 PM, qurgh lungqIj <qurgh at wizage.net> wrote:
> As the person who posted this, I can confirm this.
On 1 August 2017 at 00:22, Shelly Crouse-Monarez <shellycrouse_monarez at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I witnessed this as well! He pointed to his eyelash.

Did he point so specifically to his eyelash that we can be sure he didn't mean eyelid?
(And what is the word for eyelid, btw...?)


Good question.  AFAIK there isn't one.  As far as we know Klingons might view the eyelid + eyelashes as one body part (like the hair on your arm or armpit).  Perhaps they have different words for upper vs. lower eyelids. Who knows?

We may be being led astray by the pun: {muylIS} is *cilium* backwards (Latin for eyelash).  (Note that the usual English pronunciation is /silium/ with an /s/, not the more authentic /kilium/.)


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