[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: valtIn

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jul 20 08:46:10 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, July 20, 2017
> Klingon word: valtIn
> Part of speech: noun
> Definition: proton
> Source: qep'a' 23

Hmm... {val} "be clever/smart/intelligent" + {tIn} "be big/large".  Is there a pun I'm not seeing?  

pay'an 		(atomic) particle (n)
tem 			electron (n)
yomIj 		neutron (n)

HeySel 		atom (n)
'o'rIS 		molecule (n)

ruS 			have a positive charge (v)
ngIng 		have a negative charge (v)

tlhIngan ghantoH pIn'a'
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons

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