[tlhIngan Hol] new words: have personality

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Mon Nov 20 06:18:53 PST 2017


here comes some more clarifications for the words used in the Klingon 
subtitles of DSC on Netflix:

For the archive: this is printed in qepHom 2017, page 16.
The English word "personality" can have two meanings: (1) qualities or 
traits that form a person's character (as in "That TV host has a 
friendly personality") or (2) qualities that make a person popular, 
charm, charisma (as in "He host has a lot of personality")

The noun {DI'on} works for the first meaning, it means "characteristic" 
or "trait", and could be used if a person is a grouch ("He has a bad 

Meaning (2) always refers to positive personal characteristics. To 
describe this "personality" that's an asset along with physical strength 
and intelligence, use {loy'}. This verb means something like "have 
personality, be charismatic, be charming."

This information from #qepHom2017 will be added to the page "Message 
from Maltz" on qepHom.de:

Lieven L. Litaer
aka the "Klingon Teacher from Germany"

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