[tlhIngan Hol] Source of {magh} v. "indicate, reveal"?

De'vID de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 05:52:31 PDT 2017

On Oct 26, 2017 11:46 PM, "De'vID" <de.vid.jonpin at gmail.com> wrote:

On 28 September 2017 at 19:06, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> magh            indicate,  reveal (v)

What do you have as the source of this definition? I am trying to verify
this definition.

Anyone? I'm almost convinced that this is an error (or perhaps a trap,
since the TKD definition of {magh} is "betray"). My notes claim it's a
possible typo, with the source as Star Trek: Communicator. However, the
text I have of STC issue #104, which is the only issue I'm aware of where
new vocabulary was revealed, does not have this listed.

What is the origin of this definition?

Lieven found the source of this fake word!

There used to be a website called "Star Trek: Continuum" which had a
"Klingon Compendium" section, in which someone (not Marc Okrand) had
"expanded" the definitions provided by Okrand. See this message here:

The person who did this apparently didn't understand which of the English
meanings of "betray" corresponded to {magh}, and so just copied the
"indicate, reveal" definition from presumably a thesaurus. The entire
"expanded" definition says "Verb, to commit treason. Also to indicate,
reveal." This is *not* from Marc Okrand!

At some point, this definition entered the {boQwI'} database with the
source abbreviated as "STC". But all the words revealed in Star Trek:
Communicator had the source "STC 104", so I noticed it and added a note
that the word might've been a typo.

I wonder how many other "expanded" definitions from Star Trek: Continuum
have entered into people's databases? The definition {magh} "indicate,
reveal" should be removed. (I also think {magh} "betray" doesn't belong on
the KLI new words list, since it's already in TKD.)

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