[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: mItlh

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Thu Jun 1 08:27:17 PDT 2017

> Klingon Word of the Day for Thursday, June 01, 2017
> Klingon word: mItlh
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: forge (metal)
> Source: qepHom 2016

(KLS):  The first [*bat'leth*] was forged by Kahless from a lock of his own hair which he placed in the lava from the Kri'stak volcano. He then plunged the burning lock into the lake of Lursor, twisted it into a blade and killed the evil tyrant Molor with it. 

(KGT 59f.):  According to Klingon tradition, the first *bat'leth* was forged by Kahless the Unforgettable ... Because of the importance of the *bat'leth* in Klingon tradition, however, they have taken to calling the *bat'leth* {betleH quv}...

When Data started dreaming of his father as a blacksmith, Worf told him "You are very fortunate" as this was a "powerful vision". (TNG "Birthright I")

Hmm... *{mItlhwI'} for "blacksmith"?

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional metal *mithril*? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithril )

Qu 			cast (metal) (v)
baS 			metal (n)
'uSqan 		iron (n)
velSo' 'uSqan 	stainless steel (n)
QumeH ngaSwI' 	mold (for casting) (n)
baS laSvargh 	foundry (n)

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

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