[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: tlhIngan 'IH qaD

Lieven levinius at gmx.de
Fri Nov 3 08:16:32 PDT 2017

Am 03.11.2017 um 16:00 schrieb Klingon Word of the Day:
>>> Klingon Word of the Day for Friday, November 03, 2017
>>> Klingon word: tlhIngan 'IH qaD
>>> Part of speech: noun
>>> Definition: Klingon beauty contest
>>> Source: Klingon Monopoly, published 1 November 2011

>> This is the "contest of the handsome Klingon", and not the "klingon 
>> handsomeness contest". {'IH} is not used as a noun. 

ja' SuStel:
> But it's an appropriate translation, because, as we all know, Klingon is 
> not a code for English, and translations are not word-for-word affairs. 
> The correct English expression for what *tlhIngan 'IH qaD* describes is 
> /Klingon beauty contest./

Absolutely yes. It's a note for beginners for NOT remembering {'IH qaD} 
as "beauty contest".

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

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