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

Ed Bailey bellerophon.modeler at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 08:15:01 PDT 2018

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM, Steven Boozer <sboozer at uchicago.edu>

> Klingon Word of the Day for Sunday, August 19, 2018
> Klingon word: He'
> Part of speech: verb
> Definition: smell, emit odor
> _______________________________________________
> (KGT 86):   The verb meaning smell - that is, sense odors - is {largh}.
> The word for emit a smell is {He'}. This does not necessarily imply a bad
> smell. Odors are not considered "good" or "bad"; they are just odors. There
> may be a subjective evaluation of the source of the odor, however. It is a
> compliment to suggest that someone smells like *rokeg* blood pie not
> because the smell itself is good, but rather because the food carries with
> it positive associations. On the other hand, it is most insulting to say
> that someone smells like rotting *forshak*.

Bad news for anyone hoping for a Klingon translation of the joke that
begins "My dog has no nose" or "Mein Hund hat keine Nase."

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