[tlhIngan Hol] vIlle' pun

Anthony Appleyard a.appleyard at btinternet.com
Tue May 2 01:07:03 PDT 2017

Unless Marc Okrand back-formed {vil} (noun) from {ville'}

----Original message----
>From : de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Date : 02/05/2017 - 08:40 (GMTST)
To : tlhingan-hol at kli.org
Subject : Re: [tlhIngan Hol] vIlle' pun

On 2 May 2017 at 04:29, Alan Anderson <qunchuy at alcaco.net> wrote:
> On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 11:28 AM, SuStel <sustel at trimboli.name> wrote:
>> Oh god. I just realized what the pun is with vIlle' minion:
>> filet mignon
> 'oy' jay'
> That's...remarkable.
> How could something so obvious have been so stealthy for so long?
> -- ghunchu'wI'

So is there an etymological relationship between {vIl} (n.) and
{vIlle'} or not? It seems natural to interpret {vIlle'} as {vIl le'},
a special {vIl}, but maybe they're independent words and the
resemblance is a coincidence.

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