[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: neSlo'

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 15 09:04:03 PDT 2018


Klingon word: neSlo'
Part of speech: noun
Definition: small mirror
Source: HQ (10:4 p5)
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(HQ 10.4):  Maltz blurted out that there are two common words for mirror:  {SIla'} and {neSlo'}.  He said that a {SIla'} was typically larger than a {neSlo'}, but he wasn't sure if there was any other difference.

neSlo' tonSaw' Qav  	
The Final Reflection (novel by John Ford)

  "[For] The Final Reflection ... if reflection, as in image in a mirror is needed, he [Maltz] offered {neSlo' tonSaw' Qav}." (Okrand to qurgh, 9/01/2010)

  "We went with {neSlo' tonSaw' Qav} for the title of the book, since reflection, in this case, refers to version of *klinzha* that is played with a mirror." (qurgh, 9/01/2010)

  "It's an interpretative translation of the name of a book: The Final Reflection. The reference is to a variant of a Klingon chess-like game in which the player is simultaneously trying both to capture the goal and to move to avoid letting the goal be captured." (ghunchuwI', 8/01/2017]

PUN:   
the Magic Mirror (smaller than a full-size mirror) from the Disney movie Snow White was voiced by Moroni Olsen.

SEE ALSO:
mIllogh 	picture, image, (visual) depiction 
'al'on  		glass (n)
QIb 		shadow [Etruscan *hinthal* and Latin *umbra* were used for image in a mirror)

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Voragh
Ca'Non Master of the Klingons




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